Awards News

CHICAGO -- The New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett will be the special guest speaker, courtesy of HarperCollins, at the Public Library Association's (PLA) Member Welcome Breakfast at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, PhD will host the Breakfast during which PLA will also recognize the recipients of its

Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA) announced the names of 20 libraries* in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Grow with Google.

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced the winners of its 2019 awards and grants, honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach. Award and grant recipients are chosen by member volunteers who serve on PLA’s Award Juries.

CHICAGO – Three outstanding public librarians, two of whom are Public Library Association (PLA) members, are 2018 'I Love My Librarian' Award winners. This award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians who go above and beyond traditional library service. Up to ten librarians are selected annually for this prestigious honor: each one receives a $5,000 cash award, a pla

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the winners of its 2018 service awards and grants, honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has awarded travel grants for ten Spectrum Scholars to attend the PLA 2018 Conference, taking place Mar. 20-24 in Philadelphia.

CHICAGO – On Nov. 30, ten librarians were honored with the prestigious 2017 I Love My Librarian Award at a ceremony in New York City. Selected from more than 1,100 nominations submitted by library users nationwide, including educators and members of the public, the winning librarians were recognized for their leadership in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning.

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced more than $500,000 in grants for 28 libraries in 21 states plus the District of Columbia (full list below) to design and implement coding programs for young people. The grants are part of ALA’s ongoing Libraries Ready to Code initiative sponsored by Google to promote computer science (CS) and computational thinking among youth. It is the first time ALA has dedicated funding for CS programs in libraries.

CHICAGO – Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering 10 awards and grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries.