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.
"Dr. Alire's unwavering commitment to equal opportunity has had profound impact," said Jury Chair Pat Schuman. "She has been--and continues to be--a role model, mentor, and advocate for policies and practices that promote inclusion and equity as a core value of the library profession."