For immediate release | February 5, 2024

Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award Call for nominations extended

CHICAGO - The American Library Association is currently extending nominations through March 1, 2024 for the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession Award.

An annual award includes $5,000 and a citation. The candidate for this award shall demonstrate leadership qualities in anticipating emerging trends in services, products and technologies that will enhance the library’s position in its community. The candidate will participate in the life of the community using membership in and volunteer service through a broad range of community organizations and projects. Sharing these traits and philosophies through active participation in professional activities will be a plus.

This award is sponsored by The Family of Ernest A. DiMattia.

To find out more information about the award, including how to nominate candidates, visit


Sarah Nalepa

Governance Program Coordinator

American Library Association