Scholastic Library Publishing Award

About the Scholastic Library Publishing Award An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a librarian whose "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people" exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession.

Administered by:

American Library Association logo

Award and Frequency

An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Application Instructions

Please complete the online application, including any supporting documentation as attachments.


Contact Information

Cheryl Malden (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2024) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

Displaying active committee roster as of 05/29/2023. Last retrieved on 05/29/2023. Members can log in and refresh page to view full contact information for committee members.

Selection Criteria

  • Clear statement documenting the specific contribution and its impact on children
  • What methods are used to measure the contribution?
  • The quality and scope of the contribution and its impact
  • How unusual is the contribution? Could another professional easily reproduce it with similar results?