ASCLA Exceptional Service Award
A citation presented to recognize exceptional service to patients, to the homebound, to people of all ages who live in group homes or residences, and to inmates, as well as to recognize professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs, pioneering activity, and significant research or experimental projects.
The nomination form is available in both PDF and Word document formats. The deadline for 2016 award nominations is April 1, 2016.
2015 Mary Morgan, librarian to the Kentucky Department of Corrections Luther Luckett Correctional Facility
2014 Mary Beth Riedner, volunteer at the Gail Borden Public Library District
2013 Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen
2011 Hennepin County (Minn.) Library Outreach Services ( view video)
2010 Barbara T. Mates
2007 Diana Reese, institutional library services coordinator, Colorado State Library, Salida
2006 The Johnson County Library, Outreach Services Department (Kansas)
2005 The Queens Library (NY)
2004 The Miami-Dade Public Library System
2002 Michael Gunde, bureau chief, Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services, Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
2001 Linda Lucas Walling, professor with the College of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
1999 Rangashri Kishore, librarian at the UNICEF in New Delhi