For immediate release | September 22, 2014

Applications for ALA Trustee Citation due Jan. 15

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the ALA Trustee Citation through Jan. 15, 2015.

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 is presented during the Opening General Session of the ALA Annual Conference. Trustee service may have been performed on the local, state, regional or national level or at a combination of levels. Equal consideration is given to trustees of libraries of all sizes.

To apply for the ALA Trustee Citation, visit Past winners may also be found on the website. Applicants who have questions can email

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries 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 or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or


Jillian Kalonick

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United for Libraries