Awards (Professional Recognition)

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.

Public Library Association honors eleven individuals and public libraries with awards and grants

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the winners of its 2018 service awards and grants, honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

John Cotton Dana Award Deadline Extended

The deadline for submission for the 2018 John Cotton Dana Awards for Library Public Relations has been extended to March 30.  Information about these awards and award applications are available at

New Carrollton Library receives 2018 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that New Carrollton Library is the recipient of the 2017-2018 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 for their “Literacy & Library Skills for Refugee Families” program.