LIRT Accepting Applications for Librarian Recognition and Innovation in Instruction Awards
For Immediate Release
Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
CHICAGO — The American Library Association's Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) invites nominations for two awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.
The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field. The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.
Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, where they will be presented with the award. Deadline for the 2015 nominations is Jan. 15, 2015.
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 LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award is given in recognition of a library’s contribution to information literacy instruction. This award is open to all types of libraries, and the focus will be on low-cost and easily reproducible innovations.
Nominees and award recipients need not be current LIRT members. Self-nominations are welcomed.
Full details on the awards criteria and the nomination process can be found at the ALA LIRT Awards website. The deadline for nominations for both awards is January 15, 2015.
The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) facilitates the work of LIRT.