Publication Awards

Image of past winning ACRL publications

ACRL's Awards program will be on hold for the 2021-2022 award season, during which time nominations will not be accepted or juried and no recipients will be chosen for any ACRL awards. For more information, please contact Brian Lim.

Publication awards are given for recent outstanding books, articles, bibliographies, catalogs, etc. Awards include a citation and may include a monetary prize.

Links to Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Catalogue Awards
Funded by an endowment from Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab, editors of American Book Prices Current

Recognize excellence in the publication of catalogues and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for electronic exhibitions of such materials.

Links to Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award
Sponsored by Carrick Enterprises

Recognizes an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years.

Links to Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences
Funded by an endowment created through the Eunice Rockwood Oberly Memorial Fund

Given in odd-numbered years for the best English-language bibliography in the field of agriculture or a related science.

*Please note that 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 Lauren Carlton at