Foundation / Corporation
American Library Association (ALA)
Awards of $5,000 to USA librarians for outstanding service to public, college, university, school, and community libraries. Awards are intended to recognize the librarian's investments in improving people's lives in their school, campus, and community. In addition to the cash award, each nominee will be presented with a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
GrantWatch ID#: 174273
Each year 10 librarians are selected.
Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City.
Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two or four-year college or university, or at an accredited K-12 school. In order to be eligible, each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
You'll need to submit the entire application in one session. To make the process easier for applicants, a list of the questions are provided in the Supporting Documents section below so you can prepare your answers in advance.
Please keep in mind that after submitting your nomination, you will be not able to return to edit it. If you feel your nomination has an error, please re-submit it.
Note: If you have a group of people who want to send in a nomination for the same librarian, please consider pooling your thoughts into a single nomination, if possible.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Click here to nominate a librarian:
Click here to re-submit a nomination:
Click here to nominate a school librarian:
Click here to nominate a university librarian:
For questions, email Jan Carmichael, Web/New Media Specialist, American Library Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lindsey Simon, Campaign Coordinator, at email@example.com.
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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