Library Instruction Round Table Awards Ceremony at ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 05/18/2015


Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)


CHICAGO — In recognition of the accomplishments of librarians and libraries who promote information literacy, the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) will host an Awards Ceremony and Reception from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 during the American Library Association (ALA) 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco. The event will be held in the Hotel Nikko – Golden Gate.

This year we will be honoring Dr. Lesley S.J. Farmer, professor of Library Media at California State University Long Beach, winner of the 2015 LIRT Librarian Recognition Award, and the Claremont Colleges Library, winner of the 2015 LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award.

Award recipients will be presented with a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque during the ceremony.  The honorees will briefly discuss their work in forwarding information literacy, followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

All conference attendees are welcomed and encouraged to attend. To add the event to your calendar through the Conference scheduler, visit

About the Library Instruction Round Table

The Library Instruction Round Table was started in 1977 with the intent to bring together librarians who provide library instruction across all types of libraries and who advocate information literacy as a part of lifelong learning.  This is the second year that LIRT has offered the Library Instruction Awards. 

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is the staff liaison to the Library Instruction Round Table.