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.

The deadline for submissions for the 2017 awards is February 10, 2017.

Click on the award names to your left to access more information about each award and a link to the nomination requirements, nomination form and submission instructions. Questions? Contact ASCLA Executive Director Susan Hornung at or (312) 280-4395. We look forward to receiving your submission!