ALA awards deadline extended

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/10/2013

Contact:

Cheryl Malden
Program Officer
Governance
312-280-3247
cmalden@ala.org

CHICAGO — The deadline has been extended to Feb. 3 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, Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, HW Wilson Library Staff Development Grant Scholastic Library Publishing Award and the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children. 

ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award honors a library, library consortium, group of librarians or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The award includes $1,500 and a  gold-framed citation, donated by Information Today, Inc. Application

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 gold-framed citation donated by Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society.  Application

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 gold-framed citation, donated OCLC/Forest Press, Inc.  Application

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 gold-framed citation donated by Scarecrow Press, Inc., a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.  Application

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 gold-framed citation, donated by Ken Haycock, PhD.  Application

H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant is awarded to a library organization for a program to further its staff development goals and objectives.  The award includes $3,500 and a gold-framed citation, donated by H.W. Wilson Company/EBSCO Publishing.  Application

Scholastic Library Publishing Award An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 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

Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of library service to children while having general management/supervisory/ administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope.  The recipient will receive a plaque and recognition artifact.  The donor is Peggy Sullivan. Application

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