For immediate release | December 15, 2020

Nominations open for 2021 ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit a nomination for the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.

The citation began as an ALA Presidential initiative of Dr. Loriene Roy, ALA president in 2007-2008 and Notable IRRT Member. Citations are awarded each year by the ALA president at the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Librarians Reception during the ALA Annual Conference.

Projects must be nominated by an ALA member or an individual with an IFLA affiliation. In an effort to recognize many diverse and worthy projects as possible, only one library project must be submitted by the nominator. To nominate a library project, nominators must complete the Presidential Citations nomination form and submit it to the International Relations Office by email or regular mail. Distinct projects by an individual, group or organization may be nominated separately in the same year. However, it is unlikely that the citation will be awarded for more than one of the projects. Past recipients of the ALA Presidential Citation for International Innovation may be considered only for new innovative projects. Citations recognize innovative projects that result from the work of an individual, group or organization.

The deadline for nominations is January 11, 2021. Nominations are submitted to the ALA International Relations Office (email: intl@ala.org) for review by the IRRT Reception Committee on the ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects.

Guidelines for selection of a project:

  1. Nominations can be made by an ALA member or an individual with an IFLA affiliation. Nomination by a member of the Citation and Reception Committee would be considered a conflict of interest.
  2. Only one library nomination per Library can be submitted.
  3. Any projects that fall within the category of professional development for staff and librarians will not be considered. Beneficiaries of the projects must be library patrons only.

For more information or to download an application please visit: http://www.ala.org/irrt/alapresintlibraryaward

Contact:

Delin Guerra

Program Officer

International Relations Office

dguerra@ala.org

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