Librarian Recognition Award

About the Librarian Recognition Award Given to acknowledge a librarian's contribution to the development, advancement, and support of information literacy and instruction.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

The award winner(s) will recieve a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

This award is given out on an annual basis.


The award is open to any librarian who participates in instruction/information literacy activities in any type of library.  Instruction need not be the main focus of their position.

Application Instructions

To nominate yoursefl for another individual for the LIRT LIbrarian Recognition Award, please submit a letter and any other supporting media to address the specific criterion. The nomination packet should also include 3 letters of support and the following identifying information:

  • Nominator Information (if different from person being nominated)

Your Name; Address; Phone number; email address

  • Information About Person Being Nominated

Name; Current Position; Address; Phone number; Email address

Send all nomination materials by the deadline to the Chairperson of the LIRT Awards Committee.

Contact Information

Beth E. Fuchs (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Joshua Johnson Vossler (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)

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Selection Criteria

The award will be awarded based on any of the following:

  • Contributions to library literature on topics related to instruction/information literacy.  These contributions can consist of both formal and informal publications (peer reviewed articles and book chapters, blog postings, newsletter contributions, etc.)  Non-traditional forms of publishing will be considered.
  • Creation of an instruction/information literacy program or project that has shown potential for wide-spread modeling and sharing.
  • Impactful participation within professional organizations at local, regional, national, and/or international levels tat are devoted to the support and promotion of library instruction and information literacy in any type of library.


The award winner will be notified following the ALA Midwinter Meeting, no later than February 15th.