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

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Geographic Focus

USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)Guam (USA)Puerto Rico (USA)Virgin Islands (USA)Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)  Marshall Islands (USA)  Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon

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LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

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

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #166583

Grant Description

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 practicing librarian's contribution to the development, advancement, and support of information literacy and instruction. The award is open to any practicing 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 widespread 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.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The award is open to any practicing 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:

Send all LIRT Librarian Recognition Award nomination materials by January 15, 2023.

The award winner will be notified following the ALA LibLearnX Conference, no later than February 15, 2023.

Self-nominations are welcome.

Additional Funding Information:

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.

Contact Information:

Send all LIRT Librarian Recognition Award nomination materials to:
Bridget Farrell
bridget.farrell@du.edu

If you have any questions, please contact the LIRT Awards Committee Co-Chair, Wayne Finley
(wfinley@niu.edu).

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