Awards (Professional Recognition)

Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School wins ALA’s 2019 Jaffarian Award for poverty and philanthropy program

The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2019 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School for their Poverty and Philanthropy class. 

The $5,000 Jaffarian Award, supported by the Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes excellence in humanities programming in libraries that serve grades K-8

Submit your Library’s Promotional Materials to the 2019 PR Xchange Event at ALA Annual

The PR Xchange Event at ALA Annual offers visitors the opportunity to view and take home sample promotional materials from libraries across North America. Approximately 1,000 ALA Annual Conference attendees visit the PR Xchange event each year. The PR Xchange Event will also showcase the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition at the PR Xchange Event.

Heather Pelham has been selected for the 2019 ASGCLA Exceptional Service Award

Heather Pelham, Public Services Librarian, Georgetown County Library System, SC, has been selected for the 2019 Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies Exceptional Service Award. She was chosen for her advocacy and work re-establishing a library for the general population at the Georgetown County, South Carolina Detention Center.

Utah Library Association receives the 2019 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Utah Library Association is the 2019 recipient of the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award.

The 2019 Cathleen Bourdon Award goes to Liz Bishoff

Liz Bishoff, is the 2019 recipient of the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award, presented by the Association of Specialized, Government, and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA). Owner of Liz Bishoff Group LLC, Ms. Bishoff has been a tireless leader and supporter of the ASGCLA Library Consultants Interest Group (LCIG) for many, many years and has hosted the popular and effective workshop for potential library consultants with her wonderful partner Nancy Bolt.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Breakfast celebrated at ALA Annual in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African American experience at the 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast. The 2019 Awards Breakfast will be held from 7 – 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23 in the Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon during ALA’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Satia Orange to deliver 2019 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture

CHICAGO – Satia Orange, the first director of ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach (OLOS) which is now the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), will deliver the 2019 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture during ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The lecture will take place from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 in room 146B in the Washington Convention Center.

ASGCLA/Keystone Library Automation System & National Organization on Disability Award Announced

This ASGCLA award is presented to the South Carolina State Library’s (SCSL) Talking Book Service’s (TBS) for its Assistive Technology Petting Zoo. The Zoo was developed as a new outreach initiative in 2015 to raise awareness for Assistive Technology and its ability to make public libraries more accessible and inclusive.

Richard Huffine is the Recipient of the Federal Achievement Award

Richard Huffine, Chief of the Library and Public Information Center at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is ASGCLA’s 2019 recipient of the Federal Achievement Award. Mr. Huffine is honored for his long service and record of achievement in the promotion of library and information service and the information profession in the Federal community.

Mary L. Chute Receives the ASGCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award

Mary L. Chute, State Librarian, New Jersey State Library, was selected to receive the Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) Leadership & Professional Achievement Award for her exemplary leadership and achievement in the areas of: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and programs, and state library development.