Awards (Professional Recognition)

John Cotton Dana Award

2024 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

The 2024 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...

AASL Announces 2024 Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released its annual list of Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. The Best Digital Tools provide opportunities for school librarians to enhance learning, engage learners, and...

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

2024 Core PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

The Core PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition. This year, we have awarded 27 print winners and 27 electronic winners. Congratulations to those libraries! The PR Xchange Committee is charged...

Photo in order: Ms. Kristina Holzweiss, Educational Technology Specialist, Ms. Trish Sergi, Library Media Specialist, and Dr. Sarah Wasser, Library Media Specialist

Syosset High School named National School Library of the Year

CHICAGO – Syosset High School, located in Syosset, New York, is the recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2024 National School Library of the Year (NSLY) Award. Sponsored by Follett Content Solutions, the NSLY Award annually...

Robert Maxwell Awarded 2024 Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO—Robert L. Maxwell has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Margaret Mann Citation, sponsored by OCLC and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. Maxwell is currently Special Collections and Ancient Studies Catalog Librarian at the Brigham...