LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award

The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award is given in recognition of a library’s contributions to the development, advancement, and support of information literacy and/or instruction in any type of library.  The award will be given to a library that has done one (or more) of the following:

  • Revamped its public instruction program in response to a new technology, an assessment report, etc.
  • Initiated a public program that utilizes best practices of instruction in combination with new methods of delivery.
  • Created an original type of instruction, e.g., team-taught interdisciplinary research sessions, a novel form of outreach, etc.
  • Practice(s) will be prioritized over scholarship with preference for innovative practices that are low-cost and can be easily reproduced. 

The award will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Conference.

The deadline for this year's award nominations is January 15, 2024.  The award winner will be notified following the ALA LibLearnX Conference in January, no later than February 15, 2024. Please use these resources to assist you in submitting a nomination:

If you have questions or require assistance in completing a nomination packet, please contact the LIRT Awards Committee Co-chair: Kimberly Shotick (