Awards (Professional Recognition)

Joseph W. Lippincott Award Call for Nomination

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is currently accepting nominations through February 1, 2024 for the Joseph W. Lippincott Award, one of ALA’s oldest awards. 

Joseph W. Lippincott Award is an annual award consisting of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented annually to a librarian for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship, such service to include outstanding participation in the activities of the professional library association, notable published professional writing, or other significant activity on behalf of the profession and its aims.

Nominations open for 2024 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO — Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a challenged book like Maus, responding to collection and building damage after hurricanes and fires, remaining open as a safe space during civil unrest, or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

Nominate yourself, colleagues, or your library for the 2024 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants

CHICAGO — Nominate yourself, colleagues, or your library for the 2024 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.  Unless otherwise noted, the deadlines are February 1, 2024. 

For general information about these and other ALA awards, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm

Nominations Open for 2024 IFRT Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Coalition Building Committee is accepting nominations for the 2024 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award.

The Gerald Hodges Award recognizes an intellectual freedom-focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom, patron confidentiality, and anti-censorship efforts. This award consists of a citation and $1,000.

David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award nominations open

CHICAGO - The Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Roundtable (EMIERT) of the American Library Association is now accepting nominations for the David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award. This award recognizes recent articles that include significant new research related to the understanding and promotion of multiculturalism in libraries in North America. Works published within the last two years preceding the award application deadline shall be eligible to receive the award.

AASL Commends the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri. The organization is one of twenty outstanding programs, events, and products recognized in 2023 for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.

AASL Commends the Literacy and Justice Project

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends the Literacy and Justice Project. The project is one of twenty outstanding programs, events, and products recognized in 2023 for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.

AASL Commends Lead to Read KC

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Lead to Read KC. The nonprofit is one of twenty outstanding programs, events, and products recognized in 2023 for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.

RUSA Achievement Award-Call for Nominations

CHICAGO-There are so many people doing good work; this is a chance to make sure they get the national recognition they deserve. RUSA is now seeking nominations for the 2024 Achievement Awards!

Please take a look at the award summaries below with these questions in mind: