Applications sought for 2017 GLBTRT Political Activism Award

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/04/2016

Contact:

John L. Amundsen

Program Officer, Outreach and Communications

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services

(312) 280-2140

jamundsen@ala.org

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) is seeking nominations for its second-annual Political Activism Award.
 
Given since 2016, the award honors librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends) and other individuals or groups (public or private) that have demonstrated excellence in the area of GLBT activism.
 
This award will be presented to an individual, group or organization that has demonstrated positive and lasting change for GLBT individuals.  Innovation, collaboration, risk-taking and being a change-agent will all be taken into account as part of the criteria for the award.  The award will be given to a person, group or organization that has invested time and talent to make positive changes for GLBT people.
 
The award consists of a citation and a $1,000 monetary award. The winner will be announced during the ALA 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and will be presented at the Stonewall Book Awards Program on Monday, June 26 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
 
To view the full criteria and submit a nomination, please visit www.ala.org/glbtrt/glbtrt-award-political-activism. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2016.