For immediate release | September 13, 2011

Applications for ALTAFF Trustee awards due Dec. 30

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation and the ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Grant. Applications for both awards are due Dec. 30, 2011.

The ALA Trustee Citation, established in 1941 to recognize public library Trustees for distinguished service to library development, symbolizes and honors the best contributions and efforts of the estimated 60,000 American citizens who serve on library boards. It will be presented during the Opening General Session at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26, 2012.

The ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant enables a public library Trustee to attend the ALA Annual Conference. A grant of $850 is awarded annually to a public library Trustee who has demonstrated excellence in support of his or her public library. The Conference Grant, made possible by an annual gift from Gale Cengage Learning, is administered by ALTAFF. A formal presentation to the winner is made at the ALA Annual Conference.

For more complete information about these awards and an application, visit

ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



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