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Librarian of the Year Award

Awards to USA, Canada, and Mexico Librarians for
Extraordinary Achievements in the Profession

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Library Journal (LJ)

Deadline Date:

10/31/17 Postmarked or Emailed


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Award to a USA, Canada, or Mexico professional librarian to recognize outstanding accomplishments and achievements within the field. Nominations are invited on behalf of those whose actions represent the loftiest service goals within the profession. These include the following:

-Free access to information for all
-The encouragement of reading and the creation of inducements to greater use of books and other library materials and information sources
-The enhancement and expansion of library service to all areas and constituencies in the community
-The strengthening of the library role and position in the community whether that community is a city or town, college or university, school, company, or corporation.

Examples of winning achievements can include but are not limited to:
-Creating innovative information services to serve identified community needs and thus enhance library service without resorting to user fees
-Building, rebuilding, and/or strengthening local political, fiscal, and public support
-Effectively promoting the use of the library’s services and collections
-Carving out a niche within a company, corporation, or campus that makes the library more vital and central to the mission and success of the firm or institution.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174734

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any working professional librarian in any type of library anywhere in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico) is eligible. “Professional” means a person in possession of a master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science and/or holding a position designated “professional” in a library or library service.

People nominated in previous years are also eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for Librarian of the Year are sought and welcome from the entire profession as well as from trustees, administrators, officials, colleagues, and citizens.

Nominating letters should name the candidate and describe in 500 words or less why the nominee is deserving of recognition. Supporting letters and accompanying material will be considered, but the nominating letter itself will be of prime importance.

The nomination postmark or email deadline is October 31, 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Rebecca Miller

Librarian of the Year/LJ
Library Journal
123 William St., Suite 802
New York, NY 10038

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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

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.