CHICAGO — The deadline has been extended to Feb. 12 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the Equality Award, Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award, information Today Library of the Future Award and the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity. Although the online application has a December or January deadline date, the applications will be accepted through Feb 12.
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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Application
Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award is given to a library organization that exhibited meritorious achievement in carrying out a library financial development project to secure new funding resources for a public or academic library. The award includes $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Gale Cengage, Inc. Application
ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award honors a library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for their 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
Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity honors a librarian who has faced adversity with dignity and integrity intact. The award includes $10,000 and an odd symbolic object from Lemony Snicket’s private stash. Donor: Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket. Application
For general information about these and other ALA awards, visit http://ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm