Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award

About the Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award
The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA) sponsors the biennial Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award. The award is offered only in odd-numbered years. The award, named in honor of a library historian widely known as a supportive advisor and mentor as well as a rigorous scholar and thinker, recognizes outstanding dissertations in English in the general area of library history. Five hundred dollars and a certificate are given for a selected dissertation that embodies original research on a significant topic relating to the history of libraries during any period, in any region of the world.

The award, named in honor of a library historian widely known as a supportive advisor and mentor as well as a rigorous scholar and thinker, recognizes outstanding dissertations in the general area of library history.

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NameTitleYear
Susan Reynolds2011 - Winner
Karen J. Cook2009 - Winner
No awards given2007 - No Awards Given
Bonnie Mak2005 - Winner
No awards given2003 - No Awards Given
Mildred L. Jackson2001 - Winner
P. Toby Graham1999 - Winner
Christine Jenkins1997 - Honorable Mention
Christine Pawley1997 - Winner
Marilyn Martin1995 - Winner
No awards given1993 - No Awards Given
Plummer Alston Jones, Jr.1991 - Winner