Awards

St. Louis librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

Melissa Pillot recognized with national public service honor  

San Antonio librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

Talamantes recognized with national public service honor  

10 winners receive prestigious I Love My Librarian Award for outstanding public service

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced 10 winners of the coveted I Love My Librarian Award. Honorees are exceptional librarians from academic, public and school libraries who were nominated by patrons nationwide for their expertise, dedication and profound impact on the people in their communities. 

YALSA announces 2022 William C. Morris finalists

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2022 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the Morris Award winner virtually at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 24, 2022, during the ALA’s virtual LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience.

The 2022 William C. Morris Award finalists are:

Lauren Tubbs Chosen as a 2022 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Lauren Tubbs has been named as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Currently working as the program manager for the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. and an adjunct professor of English Literature at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, her library interests include digital humanities, academic libraries, reference, collection development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Elizabeth Dawson Selected as a 2022 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Dawson has been named as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Dawson is the Technical Services Librarian at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., which she joined after receiving her MLIS in 2019.

Victoria Kowanetz Named a 2022 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Victoria Kowanetz has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Kowanetz is the Assistant Community Library Manager at Queens Public Library (QPL) at Poppenhusen in College Point, N.Y. where she began her library career as a children’s librarian.

Libraries invited to apply for programming support with the second annual Peggy Barber Tribute Grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply for the second annual Peggy Barber Tribute Grant, a programming grant named after the transformative ALA leader responsible for the creation of National Library Week and the Celebrity READ series.

ALA invites applications for third annual Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply for the Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant, an annual award supporting innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries.

Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2021, and February 1, 2022. View the full award guidelines and apply online at www.ala.org/LTCEG.