Awards (Professional Recognition)

Robert E. Lee High School named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO – Robert E. Lee High School, located in Springfield, Virginia, is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2018 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by Follett, the NSLPY Award annually recognizes a single school or district-wide school library program that meets the needs of the changing school and library environment and is fully integrated into the school's curriculum. The recipient receives an obelisk – the symbol of school library excellence – and $10,000 toward its school library program.

Halaychik and Maynor receive 2018 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Corey Halaychik, library director at the State University of New York Maritime College, and Ashley Maynor, digital scholarship librarian at New York University, have been chosen to receive the 2018 University Libraries Section (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award. Halaychik and Maynor are both co-founders and co-directors of The Collective, a professional library gathering dedicated to reinventing the library conference landscape.

Brearcliffe wins Emerging Technologies Section Achievement Award

CHICAGO—Donna Brearcliffe, Acting Head, Humanities & Social Sciences Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division of the Library of Congress has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Emerging Technologies Section Achievement Award (ETS), administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Alabama, Florida, Missouri libraries win 2018 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2018 Bookapalooza Program to three libraries: Chilton/Clanton Public Library, Clanton, Alabama; Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, Florida; and Daviess Coun

Washington Post's Ron Charles wins Louis Shores Award for reviewing

CHICAGO - Ron Charles, Editor of "Book World"at the Washington Post was selected as the 2018 winner for the Louis Shores Award for excellence in reviewing administered by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Richard P. Smiraglia Wins 2018 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Richard P. Smiraglia has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Dr.

RUSA President wins Excellence in Business Librarianship Award

Chris LeBeau,  Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri and Librarian for Management and Public Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City (retired) and RUSA President,  was selected as the 2018 winner of the BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship Award, sponsored by Mergent by FTSE Russell.

The 'kindness team' at Dr. Michael Conti School - PS 5 receives AASL Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The project “Promoting Social Justice Awareness and a Culture of Kindness through Literature and Project-Based Learning” from the Dr. Michael Conti School - PS 5 in Jersey City, New Jersey, is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between school librarians and teachers in the instruction of social justice using school library resources.

Stover wins Margaret E. Monroe Award for library adult services

CHICAGO-Kaite Stover, Director of Readers' Services at Kansas City Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, sponsored by NoveList.