About the Honorary Membership
Honorary membership may be conferred on a living citizen of any country whose contribution to librarianship or a closely related field is so outstanding that it is of lasting importance to the advancement of the whole field of library service. It is intended to reflect honor upon the ALA as well as upon the individual.
Keyes DeWitt Metcalf
University Librarian, former ALA President
Edwin C. Austin
Chicago Lawyer, ALA Trustee