Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

About the Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award This annual award offers travel funds for ALA’s Annual Conference to a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and who requires financial assistance to attend the conference.

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Award and Frequency

This annual award, sponsored by Morningstar, offers $1,000 in travel funds for ALA’s Annual Conference.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at

This award is given out on an annual basis.


The winner must be a member of ALA, RUSA, and BRASS. The recipient shall have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian and the potential to be a leader in the profession.

Applicant Responsibility

The winner will be expected to participate in BRASS activities at the conference for which the award has been made and to write a short statement regarding his or her experience at the conference for publication following the event.

Application Instructions

To nominate a librarian, download and complete a nomination form, following the submission instructions therein. Questions  should be directed to the committee chair.

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: involvement in special projects; creation of a business web site; outstanding service to the community; publications, or related activities.