Joseph W. Lippincott Award

About the Joseph W. Lippincott Award
An annual award consisting of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented annually to a librarian for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship, such service to include outstanding participation in the activities of the professional library association, notable published professional writing, or other significant activity on behalf of the profession and its aims.

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2020 Winner(s)

Mary Ghikas

retired executive director, American Library Association

The jury for the 2020 Joseph W. Lippincott Award is delighted to honor Mary W. Ghikas for her many accomplishments during a long, varied and distinguished career as a librarian, library administrator and network director; and for the past 25 as a senior leader and knowledgeable, steadying presence in the American Library Association.