Distinguished Service Award
This award honors an individual member of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library service to children and/or ALSC. The recipient receives $1,000 and an engraved pin at the ALSC Membership Meeting during ALA Annual Conference.
Hear 2011 ALSC Distinguished Award winner Dudley Carlson read her acceptance speech at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference (audio, 6 min, 34 sec).
Watch 2012 ALSC Distinguished Award winner Linda Perkins give her acceptance speech (redirect to YouTube) at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference (video, 9 min, 47 sec).
Watch 2014 ALSC Distinguished Award winner Susan Roman give her acceptance speech at the 2014 Annual Conference (video, 5 min, 44 sec).
The nominee should be an individual who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library services to children and to the Association for Library Service to Children.
The nominee and the individual making the nomination must be personal members of ALSC as well as ALA; organizational members are not eligible
Individuals nominated my be chosen from any facet of library services to children
The nominee may be a practicing librarian in a public or school library, a library or information science educator, a member of the library press, or an editor or other employee of a publishing house
The individual may be retired
How to nominate
The ALSC Distinguished Service Award committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 DSA Award. To nominate someone, please follow the instructions below:
- First, review the DSA paper nomination form.
- Then, submit you form to the committee via the online DSA Nomination form,
- Finally, if you have questions please contact DSA Committee Chair, Julie Cummins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Announcement of the Winner
The winner will be announced at ALA Midwinter Meeting in late January.