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LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian to Recognize
Contributions to Information Literacy and Library Instruction

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American Library Association (ALA) - Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21

Description:

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Award of $1,000 and a $500 travel stipend to a USA, Canada, or International librarian to recognize outstanding contributions to the fields of information literacy and library instruction. Nominations should be based on formal or informal research on the topic, the creation of new programs or services, and impactful participation within professional organizations.

The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award is given to acknowledge a librarian's contribution to the development, advancement, and support of information literacy and instruction. The award is open to any 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 professional organizations at local, regional, national, and/or international levels that are devoted to the support and promotion of library instruction and information literacy in any type of library.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166583

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The award is open to any librarian who participates in instruction/information literacy activities in any type of library. Instruction need not be the main focus of their position.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for this year's award nominations is January 15, 2021. The award winner will be notified following the ALA Midwinter Conference, no later than February 15, 2021.

The award will be presented at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference.

Self-nominations are welcome.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send all LIRT Librarian Recognition Award nomination materials to:
Rebecca Davis, Chair, Librarian Recognition subcommittee: rebecca.davis@simmons.edu

If you have questions or require assistance in completing a nomination packet, please contact the LIRT Awards Committee Chair: Emilia Marcyk (marcyk@msu.edu)

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