Historic Professional Recognition


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Advancement of Literacy Award

Honors a publisher, bookseller, hardware and/or software dealer, foundation or similar group (i.e., not an individual) that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of adult literacy.

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Literacy & Social Responsibility

ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award

The ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence in library programming by creating a cultural/thematic program type or program series, presented during the preceding year (September 1 - August 31), that engages

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ALA Liberty and Justice Book Awards

Awards totalling $30,000, made by ALA, to authors of books published in 1956 and in 1957 which make distinguished contributions to the American tradition of liberty and justice.

The purpose of the ALA Liberty and Justice Book Awards is to draw attention of

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Intellectual Freedom

Armed Forces Librarians Achievement Citation

Presented to members of the Armed Forces Librarians Section, Public Library Association who have made significant contributions to the development of armed forces library service, and to organizations encouraging an interest in libraries and reading.

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Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award

The LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award recognizes a librarian or library who demonstrates exemplary entrepreneurship by providing an innovative product(s) or service, designed to meet the needs of the library world through the skillful and practical

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