John Sessions Memorial Award

About the John Sessions Memorial Award
An award that recognizes a library or library system which has made a significant effort to work with the labor community and by doing so has brought recognition to the history and contribution of the labor movement to the development of the United States. More information can be found here:

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Award and Frequency

The winner receives a plaque. 
This award is given out on an annual basis.


Efforts may include outreach projects to local labor unions; establishment of, or significant expansion of, special labor collections; initiation of programs of special interest to the labor community; or other library activities that serve the labor community. More information can be found here:

Application Instructions

Nomination information can be found here:

Contact Information

Ms. Phebe L. Dickson (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Leighann Wood (Staff Liaison, October 9, 2017, to January 1, 2030) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-5837
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

More information can be found here: