Governance Office

The American Library Association honors Elizabeth Martinez with the 2013 Equality Award

CHICAGO— Elizabeth Martinez, library director, Salinas Public Library (Calif.) is the 2013 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Scarecrow Press, a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward promoting equality in the library profession.

Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award recipient named

CHICAGO - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries is the winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award.  The award is presented annually to a library organization that exhibits meritorious achievement in creating new means of funding for a public or academic library. 

The University at Massachusetts Amherst Libraries developed the Library Sustainability Fund to engage philanthropic support from faculty, students, alumni and friends who recognize the value of the rapidly-growing field of sustainability studies.

Carla D. Hayden receives the 2013 Joseph W. Lippincott Award

CHICAGO—2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Joseph W Lippincott Award, which honors distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.  Presented every year since 1938, the award is named for Joseph W. Lippincott a noted publisher, author, naturalist and sportsman of the J.B. Lippincott Company and independent Philadelphia publisher that was acquired by Harper & Row in 1978.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2013 winners

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. 

The American Library Association Publishing Committee is proud to announce the 2013 Carnegie-Whitney Award winners, whose proposed projects promote reading or the use of library resources.

Your guide to the 2013 ALA elections

CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2013 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to the 2013 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA presidency, recent ALA presidential initiatives and biographical information about the two presidential candidates.

American Library Association gears up for 2013 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2013 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the fifth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its election exclusively online.  Last week, members received notification by email confirming their eligibility to vote.  To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of January 31, 2013.

Applications now accepted for new ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Applications are being accepted through May 10 for Leading to the Future, a unique four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders offered by ALA in Chicago, Aug. 12-15, 2013. Led by ALA President Maureen Sullivan with ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss, this inaugural Leadership Institute will include a structured learning track as well as the opportunity for individual development and is limited to 35 participants.

Johns and Neal elected to ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO — Sara Kelly Johns and James G. (Jim) Neal have been elected to serve on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the ALA Council in a vote taken at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25 to 29 in Seattle. Johns and Neal will each serve three-year terms beginning in July 2013 and concluding in June 2016.

ALA awards deadline extended

CHICAGO — The deadline has been extended to Feb. 15 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the Beta Phi Mu Award, Melvil Dewey Award, Paul Howard Award For Courage, Scholastic Library Publishing Award and the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children.  Although the online application has a Dec. 1 deadline date, the applications will be accepted through Feb 15.

EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded five librarians $1,500 scholarships to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting Jan. 25–29, 2013 in Seattle.

As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic: “The conversation starts here: How would you lead the discussion in your library to bring about meaningful change to an existing process, service, or procedure?”


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