ALA awards deadline extended
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO - The deadline has been extended to Feb. 1 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award, Beta Phi Mu Award, Melvil Dewey Award, Equality Award, Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award, Ken Haycock Award For Promoting Librarianship and the Scholastic Library Publishing Award. Although the online application has a Dec. 1 deadline date the applications will be accepted through Feb. 1.
ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award honors a library, library consortium, group of librarians or support organization for innovative planning, practical application or development relating to patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The award includes $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Information Today, Inc. Application information
Beta Phi Mu is presented to a faculty member of a library school or an individual for distinguished service to education in librarianship. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k-gold-framed citation donated by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society. Application information
Melvil Dewey Medal honors an individual or group for a recent creative professional achievement in library management, training, cataloging and classification or the tools and techniques of librarianship. The award includes $2,000, Dewey Medal and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated OCLC/Forest Press, Inc. Application information
Equality Award honors an individual or group for an outstanding contribution that promotes equality in the library profession. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation donated by Scarecrow Press, Inc., a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Application information
Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award recognizes and honors a librarian for investing time and talent to make a positive change in the profession of librarianship. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by the Elizabeth Futas Memorial Fund. Application information
Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Ken Haycock, PhD. Application information
Scholastic Library Publishing Award is annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a librarian whose "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people" exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession. Application information
General information about these and other ALA awards is available on the ALA website.