John Iliff Award Jury


The award honors the life and accomplishments of John Iliff, early adopter and champion of technology in public libraries, and recognizes the contributions of a library worker, librarian, or library that has used technology and innovative thinking as a tool to improve services to public library users. The purpose is to encourage innovative user-oriented thinking and practical solutions using technologies old and new. The cash award honors the recipient's efforts, while the roses sent to the workplace honor the environment that helped nurture the recipient's innovation, and express John Iliff's belief that everyone can bloom where they are planted.


Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Kayce K. Austin (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Jessica Cadiente (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Diana Garcia (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. Bryan J. McCormick (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Julie W. Walker (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Megan Stewart (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 08/17/2018. Last retrieved on 08/17/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The John Iliff Award Jury consists of members appointed from the membership at large serving 2 year terms and led by a chair.


Established at the request of the PLA Board.

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  • Volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis.
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Staff Liaison

Megan Stewart
Program Coordinator