Awards & Scholarships

The ASCLA awards and scholarships program recognizes outstanding achievement by members of the library profession.

These awards honor librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements such as publications, program development, and leadership in the profession. Awards may include a citation and a cash award, and may be made to individuals or groups. Depending on the terms of the award, recipients need not necessarily be members of ASCLA.

All ASCLA awards must conform to the guidelines contained in the Awards Manual of the American Library Association. Award nominations will be accepted between January and March of each year.

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