Awards (Professional Recognition)

2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Hudson County Community College Library, Jersey City, New Jersey; Macalester College DeWitt Wallace Library, Saint Paul, Minnesota; and the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta, Georgia.

Scales is 2016 ALSC Distinguished Service Award recipient

BOSTON – Pat Scales is the 2016 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

This year’s recipient, Pat Scales, is a former middle school and high school librarian who is an independent consultant, author and active member of ALSC and ALA. 

Hodges Award nominations deadline extended

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is extending the deadline for nominations for its 2016 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality and anti-censorship efforts.

Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality and anti-censorship efforts. The award consists of $1,000 and a citation.

Mangan and Stephens receive 2016 Bechtel Fellowship

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee have awarded the 2016 Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship to Bridgid Mangan and Wendy Stephens.

Orange, California librarian chosen for national public service honor

Sylvia Cieply recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Sylvia Cieply, teacher librarian at the Otto A. Fischer School Library inside Orange County Juvenile Hall in Orange, California, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Cieply was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Perkinston, Mississippi librarian chosen for national public service honor

Shugana Williams recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Shugana Williams, librarian at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Williams was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Eastover, North Carolina librarian chosen for national public service honor

Leslie D. Koch recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Leslie D. Koch, school library media coordinator at Armstrong Elementary School in Eastover, North Carolina, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Koch was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Groton, Connecticut librarian chosen for national public service honor

Elizabeth G. Rumery recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Elizabeth G. Rumery, library director for the Avery Point Campus Library at the University of Connecticut in Groton, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Rumery was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

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