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LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award

Awards to USA Libraries to Acknowledge
Contributions to Information Literacy Instruction

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

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Awards of $1,000 and $500 travel stipends to USA libraries to acknowledge contributions to the development and augmentation of information literacy instruction. The awards are available to both academic and non-academic libraries. Preference will be shown for low-cost creative and practical programs (rather than scholarship) that can be duplicated in other locations.

The award will be given to a library that has done one (or more) of the following:

- Revamped its public instruction program in response to a new technology, an assessment report, etc.
- Initiated a public program that utilizes best practices of instruction in combination with new methods of delivery.
- Created an original type of instruction, e.g., team-taught interdisciplinary research sessions, a novel form of outreach, etc.

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GrantWatch ID#: 166586

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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 all types of libraries, academic and non-academic alike.

One member of the library nomination group needs to be a librarian.

Self-nominations are welcome.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for this year's award nominations is January 15, 2018.  The award winner will be notified following the ALA Midwinter Conference, no later than February 15, 2018.

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

For questions or assistance in completing a nomination packet, please contact:

Beth Fuchs
LIRT Awards Committee Chair  

Send all LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award nomination materials to:

Joshua Vossler

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming