Two new LIRT Awards to be presented at ALA 2014 Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 05/19/2014


Beatrice Calvin

Program Officer




CHICAGO The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) invites you to attend the inaugural LIRT Awards ceremony at the ALA 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Please come show your support for the winners and for the new Awards at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday June 29, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N-264. 

The two new awards recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award is presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for their contribution to the development, advancement and support of information literacy and instruction. 

The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award is given to a library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction, with an emphasis on low-cost and easily reproducible innovations. 

LIRT President Barbara Hopkins said, "Many wonderful nominations were received." This year’s award winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend. Regularly scheduled LIRT programming – "Going All In: Library Instruction for Students in Online Education Programs" – immediately follows the Awards ceremony.