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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2016 Winner(s)

Maureen Sullivan

ALA past-president, former interim dean and professor of practice at Simmons School of Library & Information Science, and organizational consultant

Among the achievements specially noted by the jury and the many colleagues who wrote in support of this award are Sullivan’s distinguished service to ALA through her service as its president and as president of two divisions, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). Particularly noted was Sullivan’s focus during her ALA presidency on the training program for community engagement, developed in partnership with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, under the theme, “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities.”