Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

This annual award, sponsored by Morningstar, offers $1,250 in travel funds for ALA’s Annual Conference to a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and who requires financial assistance to attend the conference. The winner must be a member of ALA, RUSA, and BRASS. The recipient shall have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian and the potential to be a leader in the profession. In addition, he or she will be expected to participate in BRASS activities at the conference for which the award has been made and to write a short statement regarding his or her experience at the conference for publication following the event.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: involvement in special projects; creation of a business web site; outstanding service to the community; publications, or related activities.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at lwood@ala.org.

Nominations

To nominate a librarian, download and complete a nomination form, following the submission instructions therein. Questions  should be directed to the committee chair.

The deadline for nominations is December 15.

Recipients

2013

Salvatore DiVincenzo, Middle Country Public Library (N.Y.),

2012

Anne MacDonald

2011

Suzanne J. Kaller

2010

Ed Rossman, Adult Services Librarian, Shaker Heights (Ohio) Public Library

2009

Not presented

2008

Elizabeth Malafi

2007

Rachelle Miller

2006

Not presented

2005

Terry Zarsky

2004

Kay Cormier

2003

Bryce Thornton

2002

Sandra G. Rizzo

2001

Lisa Holbrook

2000

Karen Van Drie