Esther J. Piercy Award

Award to a USA, Canada, or International
Early-Career Librarian for Outstanding Leadership

GrantWatch ID#: 174845
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

American Library Association (ALA) - Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)


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Award of $1,500 to a USA, Canada, or International individual librarian with fewer than ten years of experience in the field to recognize outstanding work and potential for continuing leadership. Nominations must demonstrate the individual's accomplishments in technical services and library resources through initiatives such as:

-Leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level;

-Contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines;

-Significant contribution to professional literature; and

-Conduct of studies or research in the technical services.



Librarians may have no more than 10 years of professional experience.

Eligibility is not limited by country, citizenship, or membership in a specific organization.

Nominations for persons not selected for the award in one year may be resubmitted provided the person still meets the ten-year limit on length of professional experience.

The deadline for nominations is December 1.

Nominations shall include:

-Name of nominee;

-Date nominee entered first professional position; and

-A formal statement of nomination, with a brief rationale for the nomination;

-A resume or narrative career outline upon which the award jury can base its determinations;

-Letters of endorsement from others should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. The number of letters of endorsement received for a nominee shall not be a determining factor in the selection process; rather, the evidence of the person's accomplishments that they present shall be the factor considered.

The award is formally presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference.

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

Tom Teper, Chair

American Library Association
50 E Huron St.
Chicago IL 60611


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