Awards (Professional Recognition)

2018 Cunha-Swartzburg Award to Sandy Nyberg

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Jury for the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Sandra "Sandy" Nyberg as the 2018 recipient. The award, sponsored by Hollinger Metal Edge, will be presented during a ceremony at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

ALCTS’ Piercy Award to Alison M. Armstrong

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) named Alison M. Armstrong, collection management librarian in the McConnell Library at Radford University, the winner of the 2018 Esther J. Piercy Award. This award will be presented on Saturday, June 23 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

NLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table receives the 2017 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Nebraska Library Association Round Table for Intellectual Freedom is the 2017 recipient of the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award.

AASL Launches Affiliate of the Year Award

CHICAGO – At the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the launch of its new Affiliate of the Year Award. The award recognizes the AASL Affiliate organization most active and dynamic in achieving the goals of AASL at the state and local level. This recognition encourages AASL Affiliates to provide their members community, educational growth, legislative activities and increased involvement at the local, state and national levels.

2018 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Naugatuck Valley Community College Max R. Traurig Library, Waterbury, Connecticut; State University of New York, College at Geneseo Milne Library, Geneseo, New York; and Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, Virginia.

David W. Lewis named 2018 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — David W. Lewis, dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, is the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 2018 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

Debbie Reese to deliver 2019 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

DENVER — Blogger and educator Debbie Reese, PhD, founder of American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) blog, will deliver the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Feb. 9–13, in Denver, Colorado.

Eloise Greenfield is the 2018 recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

DENVER– Eloise Greenfield is the recipient of the 2018 Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Feb. 9 – 13, in Denver, Colorado.

“Eloise Greenfield is a trailblazer whose extraordinary books of poetry and prose have influenced many and continue to resonate with children today. Her rich body of work inspires and enriches readers,” said Award Committee Chair Deborah D. Taylor.

ALSC announces Steven L. Herb as 2018 ALSC Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Herb is 2018 ALSC Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Dr. Steven L. Herb is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

Herb is Librarian Emeritus from The Pennsylvania State University and Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and a long-time advocate of early literacy services in libraries.

K-8 school libraries invited to apply for ALA’s 2018 Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the 2018 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 4, 2018. Applications, award guidelines and a list of previous winners are available at www.ala.org/jaffarian.