Governance Office

Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) 2014 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2014 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2014 spring election.

The President-elect will serve a three-year term: as President-elect in 2014-2015, as President in 2015-2016 and as Immediate Past President in 2016-2017.

'Cain at Gettysburg' wins the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction

CHICAGO— "Cain at Gettysburg" by Ralph Peters, published by Forge Books, is the winner of the 2013 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for Excellence in Military Fiction.”

The W. Y. Boyd Literary Novel Award honors the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. The $5,000 award and citation, donated by author W.Y. Boyd II, recognizes the service of American veterans and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction.

Honorary member nominations open

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership, the association’s highest honor, which is bestowed on living citizens of any country whose contributions to librarianship or a closely related field are so outstanding that they are of significant and lasting importance to the whole field of library service.

Carbondale Public Library wins 2013 ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award

CHICAGO - The Carbondale (Ill.) Public Library has been named the 2013 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award.  The award, donated by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, is given in recognition of a library that demonstrates excellence in library programming.

ALA Election closes April 26

CHICAGO - The 2013 ALA election will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 26  If you have not yet cast your vote, please do so!  If you have “parked” your ballot (started but not yet completed), please return to complete the process.  In the event you cannot locate the email with your voting credentials, the ALA Member and Customer Service Department can help you.  Contact them at customerservice@ala.org, or 1 (800) 545-2433, option 5.

Jeanette Smith receives the 2013 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO — Jeanette C. Smith, the grants/university relations officer at the New Mexico State University Library in Las Cruces, has been selected to receive the 2013 American Library Association Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.  This special honor is given annually to an individual for “significant contribution to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing”.

Russell’s 'Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators' wins 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Publishing Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) proudly acknowledges Carrie Russell as winner of the 2013 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature for "Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for K–12 Librarians and Educators," published by the American Library Association. This award recognizes books that assist library professionals or information specialists in areas of management, technique and education.

Princeton Public Library wins the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has named the Community Collaboration for Enhanced Technology Services at the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library the 2013 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

Kathleen Reif, director St. Mary’s County (Md.) Library, receives 2013 Sullivan Award

CHICAGO— The American Library Association has awarded the 2013 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children to Kathleen Reif, director of St. Mary’s County Library, Leonardtown, Md.  The Sullivan Award is presented annually to an individual in a library administrator role who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children.

Elizabeth Aversa receives the 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award

CHICAGO - Dr. Elizabeth Aversa, professor of library and information science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been selected to receive the American Library Association’s 2013 Beta Phi Mu Award. This annual award, donated by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society, is presented to a library school faculty member or to an individual who demonstrates distinguished service to education in librarianship.

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