Melvil Dewey Medal

About the Melvil Dewey Medal
An annual award consisting of a bronzed medal and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement for recent creative leadership of high order, particularly in those fields in which Melvil Dewey was actively interested: library management, library training, cataloging and classification, and the tools and techniques of librarianship.

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Award and Frequency

An annual award consisting of $2,000, bronzed medal and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Application Instructions

Please complete the online application, including all supporting materials as attachments. 

 

Contact Information

Cheryl Malden (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2025) - cmalden@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrates sustained leadership
  • Commitment to the library profession
  • Creates partnerships to provide innovative services or create unique training opportunities
  • Program or initiative that breaks new ground in library service, significantly benefits employees, library patrons, library operations, or the community-at-large and can be replicated in other settings¬†