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ALSC Distinguished Service Award

The Association for Library Service to Children's Distinguished Service Award honors an individual member of the Association for Library Service to Children who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library services to children and/or ALSC. The recipient receives $1,000 and an engraved pin at the ALSC Membership Meeting during the ALA Annual Conference.

Individuals nominated may be chosen from any facet of library services to children. The designee may be a practicing librarian in a public or school library, a library or information science educator, a member of the library press, or an editor or other employee of a publishing house. The individual may be active or retired.

The nominee should be an individual who has made an immediate or sustained contribution to the understanding or expansion of library services to children or to ALSC.

Both the nominee and the individual making the nomination must be members of ALSC.


How to nominate/apply for the 2008 ALSC Distinguished Service Award

The nomination form for the 2008 ALSC Distinguished Service Award can be downloaded from the link below under "Related Files." Or, to request a hard copy of the form, please mail your request to ALSC Professional Awards, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, or send an e-mail request to alsc@ala.org.

The deadline to submit an application is December 3, 2007.


Distinguished Service Videotapes:

HarperCollins makes an annual contribution to ALSC to support the production of a videotape of each recipient of the award. The series of videotapes is named in honor of William C. Morris, vice-president of HarperCollins Children's Books, and the first recipient of the award. Naming the series in his honor is further recognition of his encouragement to younger librarians in service to children and his commitment to libraries as centers of learning. The gift from HarperCollins will cover the taping of past recipients as well.

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2008 Distinguished Service Award - Nomination Form
A $1,000 award and an engraved pin for an ALSC member who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library service to children and/or ALSC. Administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Deadline for nominations: December 1.