Awards (Professional Recognition)

2012 ALA Presidential Citations for Innovative International Library Projects announced

CHICAGO — Every year, libraries across the world introduce - and sustain - projects that make a difference to their citizens and connect the international community in genuine and new ways.  

The 2012 recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects are:

RUSA Reference Service Press Award presented to research articles in consumer health literacy, service provision standards

CHICAGO — Two articles published in “Reference and User Services Quarterly” (RUSQ) are being honored with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) 2012 Reference Service Press Award: “Promoting Consumer Health Literacy: Creation of a Health Information Librarian Fellowship,” authored by Nancy D. Zionts, Jan Apter, Julianna Kuchta and Pamela K. Greenhouse, and “Are We Getting Warmer?: Query Clarification in Live Chat Virtual Reference,” authored by Marie L.

PR Xchange 'Best of Show' winners announced

CHICAGO — The LLAMA Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) PR Xchange Committee announced today the results of this year’s “Best of Show” competition for library publicity materials.  Several hundred entries in print and electronic formats were submitted from a wide array of libraries, including public, academic, school, state and consortiums. Entries were appraised on the quality of content, originality, design, format and effectiveness.

South Texas Independent School District named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — South Texas Independent School District (STISD) is the recipient of the 2012 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The NSLPY recognizes school library programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment and are fully integrated into the school's curriculum. Sponsored by Follett Library Resources, each recipient is recognized with a crystal obelisk and $10,000 for their school library program.

Hinsdale Township High School District 86 named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — Hinsdale Township (Ill.) High School District 86 is the recipient of the 2012 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The NSLPY recognizes school library programs that meet the needs of the changing school and library environment and are fully integrated into the school's curriculum. Sponsored by Follett Library Resources, each recipient is recognized with a crystal obelisk and $10,000 for their school library program.

Neal Wyatt wins RUSA’s esteemed Monroe Award for adult library services

CHICAGO —Neal Wyatt, Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the 2012 winner of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Margaret E. Monroe Award for significant contributions to library services for adults.

ALTAFF presents 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), presented the 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

Winners of the 2012 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

CHICAGO — Eight libraries were selected for the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library public relations. The John Cotton Dana (JCD) honor has been awarded continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by EBSCO, the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is considered to be the most prestigious of all library awards in the field of public relations.

U.S. Senator Jack Reed receives honorary membership to the American Library Association

Reed recognized in Washington for support of libraries

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jack Reed (R.I) was honored today in Washington, D.C. with Honorary Membership from the American Library Association (ALA) for his continued support of national libraries. Reed was presented with the prestigious honorary membership during a ceremony at the 2012 National Library Legislative Day.

American Library Association honors Kentucky advocate Louis 'Buzz' Carmichael

Louis “Buzz” Carmichael recognized in Washington for support of libraries

Washington, D.C. — Library advocate Louis “Buzz” Carmichael, of Lexington, Ky., was recognized today with the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) Award for his commitment to supporting the nation’s libraries. ALA President Molly Raphael acknowledged Carmichael at the American Library Association’s 2012 National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.

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