Awards (Professional Recognition)

AASL Commends Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Louisiana Association of School Librarians (LASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship. The coalition 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 Book Riot's Weekly Censorship Roundup and Archives by Kelly Jensen

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Louisiana Association of School Librarians (LASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Book Riot's Weekly Censorship Roundup and Archives by Kelly Jensen. The news roundup 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 South Carolina Education Association

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends the South Carolina Education Association (SCEA). The association 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 Get Ready, Stay Ready: Community Action Toolkit

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends the Get Ready, Stay Ready: Community Action Toolkit. The toolkit is one of twenty outstanding programs, events, and products nominated in 2023 by AASL Chapters for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.

AASL Commends the Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization (DAYLO). 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 Borderlands Comics and Games

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Borderlands Comics and Games. The shop 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 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of South Carolina

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of South Carolina. 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 Limitless Libraries

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Limitless Libraries. The partnership 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.

Nominate a stellar librarian for the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library users nationwide to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are accepted online now through Sept. 30, 2023.

Applications Open for Inaugural Core LIFT Award for Professional Development

Core is pleased to announce our new Career LIFT Award to support skill development and networking opportunities for information professionals. Sponsored by OCLC, it consists of up to $1,500 the recipient may use on professional development including, but not limited to, ALA and/or Core membership dues, attending the ALA Annual Conference, ALA LibLearnX Conference, the Core Forum, or continuing education.