Awards (Professional Recognition)

LDS Business College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that LDS Business College has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its “There’s a Monster in the Library” program.

John Walsh receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that John Walsh, director of library services at Cochise College, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Walsh at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- Friends of the Glendale (Ariz.) Public Library and Holdrege (Neb.) Area Friends of the Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards.

Each group received $250 and were recognized at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library (Hollywood, Fla.) and Friends of the Tellico Village Library, Inc. (Loudon, Tenn.) earned honorable mentions for their efforts.

Call for Nominations: ASCLA's Achievement and Recognition Awards

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has opened its nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards. Members are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers to recognize exceptional library professionals that make a difference in improving the lives of the people they serve. The awards below will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 22-27, 2017.

ALSC recipient of 2017 GLBTRT Award for Political Activism

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has been named the recipient of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Award for Political Activism. The award will be presented on Monday, June 26, 2017 during the Stonewall Book Awards program at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Open Book Library awarded 2017 GLBTRT Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) announced the Open Book Library (Bibliothèque à livres ouverts) at the Community Centre for Gay and Lesbians of Montreal as the second recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community.

The award was established to honor a library, librarian, library staff member, library board and/or library friends groups who serve the GLBT community. Nominees are judged based on innovation, impact, sustainability and advocacy.

Mark Sandler wins 2017 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Mark Sandler, principal at Novel Solutions Consulting, has been named the 2017 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Sandler will receive a cash award and citation during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

Loretta Parham named 2017 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Loretta Parham, CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 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.

Naomi Shihab Nye to deliver 2018 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

ATLANTA – Writer and Poet Naomi Shihab Nye will deliver the 2018 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 Jan. 20– 24, in Atlanta, Georgia.

“A wise and lyrical observer, Naomi Shihab Nye consistently draws on her heritage and writing to attest to our shared humanity,” stated 2018 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Elizabeth Ramsey Bird.

Laurie Keller wins Geisel Award for 'We Are Growing! A Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book'

ATLANTA – Author Laurie Keller is the 2017 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “We Are Growing! A Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book” published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition held Jan. 20 - 24, in Atlanta, Georgia.