Honoring Excellence - Achievement in Library Diversity Research

Each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee seeks to recognize an individual for advancing research that informs diversity, equity and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research designation.

Achievement is defined as a body of published work or a groundbreaking piece whose dissemination advances our understanding of or sparks new research in the areas of diversity, equity and outreach. Entries are not limited to peer reviewed, scholarly publication. We welcome open access and other forms of published dissemination. Nominations are accepted year-round and an honoree will be selected from the pool of nominees received by April 30 with the award presented at the following ALA Annual Conference. Honorees receive complimentary conference registration, a plaque and an opportunity to make remarks during the presentation of the award. Self-nominations for the award are welcome. Complete the short form below to submit your nomination.

Past Honorees:

  • 2018 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Raymond Pun
  • 2017 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Dr. Nicole A. Cooke
  • 2016 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Jamie Campbell Naidoo
  • 2015 No Honoree Selected
  • 2014 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Gerald Holmes
  • 2013 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Patricia Montiel-Overall
  • 2012 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Richard Chabrán
  • 2011 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Camila A. Alire
  • 2010 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Stanton Biddle
  • 2009 No Honoree Selected
  • 2008 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Clara Chu
  • 2007 No Honoree Selected
  • 2006 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Ethelene Whitmire
  • 2005 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Mark Winston
  • 2004 Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree - Kathleen de la Peña McCook 

Read more about each Honoree in the ALA Awards Database.

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