Honorary Membership

Senator Jack reed with ALA Honorary MembershipHonorary membership may be conferred on a living citizen of any country whose contribution to librarianship or a closely related field is so outstanding that it is of lasting importance to the advancement of the whole field of library service. It is intended to reflect honor upon the American Library Association as well as upon the individual.

Senator Jack Reed is the most recent honoree.

Information on nominating an individual for Honorary Membership in the American Library Association, a full list of benefits to the honorees, and links to the names of all historic members so honored, in the Awards and Grants section of the website.