Awards (Professional Recognition)

Dr. Sylvia Vardell receives 2014 ALA Scholastic Library Publishing Award

CHICAGO – Dr. Sylvia Vardell, professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University, has been selected to receive the 2014 American Library Association Scholastic Library Publishing Award.  This special recognition is given annually to a librarian whose “unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people” exemplifies achievement in the profession.

The Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library named the 2014 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award

CHICAGO — The Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library has been named the 2014 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award. The award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence by providing programs that have community impact and respond to community needs.

Tickets available for 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the University of Minnesota Libraries, Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) announced that tickets for the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney are now available.

ASCLA award winners recognized for innovative contributions to populations with disabilities

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2014 Award winners have been selected. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including publications, program development and leadership in the profession.

AASL introduces the Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites members to apply for the Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award, a new addition to the organization’s prestigious awards program. 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. More information is available on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/awards.

Applications now accepted for school library program award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

To be considered, nominations must be received by the ALA Public Programs Office by April 18, an extension of a previous deadline. Applications and award guidelines are available at www.ala.org/jaffarianaward.

Les Hawkins recipient of Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Les Hawkins on receiving the 2014 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award, consisting of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest through its Serials Solutions business unit, is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship.

Marie Kennedy receives the Ingram Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) has chosen Marie Kennedy, serials and electronic resources librarian at Loyola Marymount University William H. Hannon Library as the 2014 recipient of the Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management.  The Ingram Coutts Award recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice.

Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman receives the 2014 Joseph W. Lippincott Award

CHICAGO — Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman is the winner of the 2014 Joseph W Lippincott Award, which honors distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.  This annual award is sponsored by Joseph W. Lippincott III and presented by the American Library Association.

Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2014.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 40 groups for outstanding efforts to support their library. Each winning group receives $1,000.

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