CHICAGO — School librarians are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through twelfth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced. Previously for school libraries serving grades K-8, this year’s Jaffarian Award is the first to include eligibility for schools also serving grades 9-12.
BALTIMORE — Author Kyle Lukoff will deliver the 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held Jan. 19-22 in Baltimore.
“Kyle's impactful and approachable storytelling invites in all children through humor and warmth and often centers vital trans and queer narratives,” stated 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture Award Committee Chair Jenna Friebel.
CHICAGO - The American Library Association is currently accepting nominations through February 1, 2024 for the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession Award.
CHICAGO — The 2024 application process for the ALA’s Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children is open.
This award honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children while having general management/supervisory/administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope.
The annual award consists of a commemorative gift and a 24k gold-framed citation.
CHICAGO — Every year the American Library Association honors a creative leader in library management, training, cataloging and classification, and the tools and techniques of librarianship with the ALA Medal of Excellence. The award consists of $2,000, bronzed medal and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement, which is given at ALA Annual Conference Awards Ceremony.
Beginning in 1953, this award was know as the Dewey Medal, and was given to such luminaries in the library industry as June Garcia (2019), Carla Hayden (2017) Hwa-Wei Lee (2015) and James Neal (2009).