Awards (Professional Recognition)

Core Seeks Library Building Awards Jurors

Core is seeking jurors for the 2023 ALA/AIA Library Buildings Awards competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the prestigious competition recognizes excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2022.

Roselle Public Library District (IL) awarded 2022 Maureen Hayes Award

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2022 Maureen Hayes Award to the Roselle Public Library District in Roselle, IL. The award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member’s library to fund a visit from an author/illustrator to speak with children who might otherwise not have the opportunity to hear from a nationally known author/illustrator. 

Nominate a stellar librarian for the national 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, 2022.

Freedom to Read Celebration, Supporting the Merritt Fund, and Featuring Banned Author David Levithan

Join the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) and the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) along with banned author David Levithan, library professionals, authors, and friends for this 2022 Freedom to Read Celebration, Merritt Fund fundraiser, and reception.

2022 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

The 2022 John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Core Division and EBSCO Information Services and consists of $10,000 grants from the H.W.

Core to Honor Award Winners at 2022 ALA Annual Conference

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is immensely pleased to be honoring its award winners at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition. There is incredible talent in the library world and it is a privilege to help highlight it. The complete list of Core award ceremonies and presentations is below. We hope to see you there!

Core President's Program
Saturday, June 25th, 2022, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 6-10

2022 PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

The PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition. This year, we have awarded 20 print winners and 24 electronic winners. Congratulations to those libraries! The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the direction of the Awards and Scholarships Subcommittee of Core, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Judith P. Cannan Awarded 2022 Margaret Mann Citation

Judith P. Cannan has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Margaret Mann Citation, sponsored by OCLC and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. She is the Chief of the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division at the Library of Congress, and is a respected leader, innovator, mentor, and trailblazer. She has made significant contributions to the library profession during a career that has spanned more than 50 years and influenced generations of cataloging practitioners.

The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information is the 2022 winner of the prestigious EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award

CHICAGO — The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) is the 2022 winner of the prestigious EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization whose application demonstrates the greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.

Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada receives 2022 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, adult services assistant manager, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, California as the recipient of the 2022 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award. Pelayo-Lozada is executive director of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and president-elect of the American Library Association (2022-23 President). She is a determined advocate for issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, inspiring those around her.