Awards of $1,000 to Illinois libraries, library consortiums, non-library institutions, groups, and individuals to acknowledge superior librarianship. The award is intended to recognize and honor consistent contributions and service to the library over the years, service that serves as a model for similar programs and activities, and contributions of a permanent quality.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
The award recipient may be an individual, a group, a program, or an institution.
The award recipient must meet the criteria outlined. Individuals need not be librarians or ILA members, nor groups associated with ILA or with any specific library organization. Programs may have originated in any institution or organization with or without library affiliation, and an award-winning organization may be a library, a library system or consortium, or a non-library organization.
Nomination Deadline: June 2
If a group, department, or organization is chosen as the award winner, the individual members of the group will be collectively recognized. If more than one individual nominates the same person, only one nominator will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony.
Estimated Size of Grant
The recipient will receive a certificate, $1,000 financial award, and have their name added to the plaque at the Illinois State Library.