For immediate release | November 23, 2010

Nominations sought for Equality Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the 2011 Equality Award. This annual award, consisting of $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement, is given to an individual or group for an outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession. The contribution may be either a sustained one or a single outstanding accomplishment. The award may be given for an activist or scholarly contribution in such areas as pay equity, affirmative action, legislative work and non-sexist education. The current sponsor of the award is Scarecrow Press, Inc., a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Nomination forms are available at the ALA Awards site. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 17, 2010. Questions can be directed to Susan DiMattia, Equality Award Jury chair, at or Cheryl Malden, ALA liaison to the jury, at


Cheryl Malden