CHICAGO — Tim Bucknall, assistant dean of libraries and head of electronic resources and information technologies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), is the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with the trustees of the Richards Free Library in Newport, N.H., designated the library a Literary Landmark in honor of Sarah Josepha Hale on Saturday., Nov. 23.
CHICAGO - The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Individuals, a group of individuals or an organization are eligible for the award.
CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) invites nominations for two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field. The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.
CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) award nomination deadline is Dec. 2, 2013. There are nine awards/grants to choose from that highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an honorarium provided through the generosity of our sponsors. Please visit the website for details on each award and nominate yourself, your colleague or library.