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) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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