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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2018 Winner(s)

Sally Gardner Reed

Among the achievements specifically noted by the Lippincott jury and the many colleagues and admirers  who wrote in support of this award are Sally Reed’s outstanding service as Executive Director of FOLUSA (Friends of Libraries USA), where she encouraged and oversaw the integration of FOLUSA into ALA, ultimately leading to United for Libraries, a powerful voice for our libraries and their users; and her leadership in establishing the Virtual March on Washington and providing effective advice both nationally and internationally on issues critical to our libraries, such as advocacy, fundraising, board development, strategic planning, and community engagement.