ALA Extends Deadlines

The deadline has been extended to Feb. 1, 2010 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award , the Beta Phi Mu Award, the Equality Award, the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award, the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, the Lippincott Award and the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children.

  • ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award honors a library, library consortium, group of librarians or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The award includes $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Information Today, Inc.

www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardsrecords/libraryofthefutu/libraryfuture.cfm

  • Equality Award honors an individual or group for an outstanding contribution that promotes equality in the library profession.  The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation donated by Scarecrow Press, Inc., a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardsrecords/equalityaward/equalityaward.cfm

  • Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award is given to a library organization that exhibited meritorious achievement in carrying out a library financial development project to secure new funding resources for a public or academic library.  The award includes $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation donated by Gale Cengage, Inc.
  • Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing.  The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation donated by Ken Haycock, PhD.
    www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardsrecords/haycockaward/haycockaward.cfm
  • Joseph W. Lippincott Award is given to a librarian for distinguished service to the profession.  To qualify, the librarian must display outstanding participation in professional library activities, notable published professional writing or other significant activities on behalf of the profession.  The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Joseph W. Lippincott, III.

www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardsrecords/lippincottaward/lippincottaward.cfm

  • Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of library service to children while having general management/supervisory/ administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope.  The recipient will receive a plaque and recognition artifact.  The donor is Peggy Sullivan.
    www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardsrecords/sullivanaward/sullivanaward.cfm

For general information about these and other ALA awards, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm.

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