For immediate release | September 9, 2011

Applications now available for nine PLA awards

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 PLA Awards. Nominate your colleague or library through Dec. 1, 2011.

This year, through the generosity of sponsors, PLA is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an honorarium; please visit the website for details on each award.

The awards include:

The PLA Award Nomination Form is open from Sept. 1, 2011 until Dec. 1, 2011. An award jury appointed by the PLA President will review each nomination. Winners will be announced in February 2012. Awards will be presented at ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. For more information, contact the PLA office, (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA or by email

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve, and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent

Mgr Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024