Equality Award

About the Equality Award
An annual award consisting of $1000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement given to an individual or group for outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession. The contribution may be either a sustained one or a single outstanding accomplishment. The award may be given for an activist or scholarly contribution in such areas as pay equity, affirmative action, legislative work and non-sexist education.

Administered by:

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2019 Recipient(s)

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.

section head of Research and Library Services in the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Lorelle R. Swader

associate executive director of the ALA-APA and the ALA Offices and Member Relations (AOMR)