LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award is given to acknowledge a practicing librarian's contribution to the development, advancement, and support of information literacy and instruction.  The award is open to any practicing librarian who participates in instruction/information literacy activities in any type of library.  Instruction need not be the main focus of their position.  The award will be awarded based on any of the following:

  • Contributions to library literature on topics related to instruction/information literacy.  These contributions can consist of both formal and informal publications (peer reviewed articles and book chapters, blog postings, newsletter contributions, etc.)  Non-traditional forms of publishing will be considered.
  • Key role in the creation of an instruction/information literacy program or project that has shown potential for wide-spread sharing and replication.
  • Impactful participation within local, regional, national, and/or international level professional organizations that are devoted to the support and promotion of library instruction and information literacy in any type of library.

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: Bridget Farrell (