SRRT seeks nominations for Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality
For Immediate Release
Program Coordinator, Coretta Scott King Book Awards and ODLOS Round Tables
CHICAGO — The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association seeks nominations for the Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality. Announced in September 2021, the award is named after Herb Biblo, a long-time member and supporter of SRRT.
The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual for outstanding leadership in promoting social justice and/or equality within the library profession. Leadership can be demonstrated by accomplishments through the Social Responsibilities Round Table or other ALA bodies, socially responsible groups within state, provincial, regional, or city library organizations, and/or international library organizations. Preference will be given to persons who have had the widest impact, including influence on the greater society outside the library environment. To be eligible for this award, individuals must be members of SRRT or other library organizations or groups with similar goals and objectives.
The first award will be presented at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. One award per year of $2,000 will be initially given out. Applications for the award are currently being accepted. Nominations must be received by Dec. 1, 2021. All who are interested may submit their nominations here: https://airtable.com/shrK9lATDZo8lI5jc
For more information about the award and the critia, visit the Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality webpage: https://www.ala.org/rt/srrt/bibloaward . Questions and inquiries about the Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice & Equality can be sent to SRRT Staff Liaison Monica Chapman at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1969, members of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) have worked to make the American Library Association (ALA) more democratic. They have also worked to promote a more progressive agenda. In doing so, SRRT has provided a home within ALA for progressive librarians, library workers, and supporters who agree to promote social responsibility as a core value of librarianship. For more information about SRRT, visit their website at https://www.ala.org/rt/srrt