LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award is given to acknowledge a librarian's contribution to the development, advancement, and support of information literacy and instruction.  The award is open to any librarian who participates in instruction/information literacy activities in any type of library.  Instruction need not be the main focus of their position.  The award will be awarded based on any of the following:

  • Contributions to library literature on topics related to instruction/information literacy.  These contributions can consist of both formal and informal publications (peer reviewed articles and book chapters, blog postings, newsletter contributions, etc.)  Non-traditional forms of publishing will be considered.
  • Creation of an instruction/information literacy program or project that has shown potential for wide-spread modeling and sharing.
  • Impactful participation within professional organizations at local, regional, national, and/or international levels tat are devoted to the support and promotion of library instruction and information literacy in any type of library.

The award will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Conference.

The deadline for this year's award nominations is January 15, 2014.  The award winner will be notified following the ALA Midwinter Conference, no later than February 15, 2014Details on the nomination process.

If you have questions or require assistance in completing a nomination packet, please contact the LIRT Awards Committee Co-chairs:

Sherri Brown Paula C. Johnson
404.385.4514 575.646.7251
sherri.brown@library.gatech.edu paulacj@nmsu.edu