Awards and Grants

Managed by the Office for Research & Evaluation

Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant

The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given annually to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group(s) of people. The project should aim to answer a question that is of vital importance to the library community and the researchers should plan to provide documentation of the results of their work. The Jury would welcome proposals that involve innovative uses of technology and proposals that involve cooperation between libraries, between libraries and other agencies, or between librarians and persons in other disciplines.

Deadline: February 12, 2019

Loleta D. Fyan Grant

The Loleta D. Fyan Grant is named after the 1951-52 ALA President, who bequeathed funds to ALA with the intent that "these funds be used for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide." Fyan, who spent twenty years as the State Librarian of Michigan, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality library service and that librarians must be adept in using the political process to acquire this "right of citizenship". A pioneer in extending library service to rural areas and small communities and a proponent of library cooperation, Fyan was a driving force behind LSCA funding. Applicants can include but are not limited to: local, regional or state libraries, associations or organizations, including units of the American Library Association; library schools; or individuals.

Deadline: February 12, 2019

For more information on the Phyllis Dain Library History Award, the Donald G. Davis Article Award, the Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award and the Justin Winsor Prize Essay award, see the Library History Round Table's Awards page.

For more information on the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research Award and the Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research, see the Library Research Round Table Awards page.

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