The ALA Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the ALA
Excellence in Library Programming Award, sponsored by the ALA Cultural
Communities Fund. The award will recognize a library that demonstrates
excellence in library programming by developing and presenting a cultural or
thematic program or program series during the previous year (September 1,
2011 - August 31, 2012). The Award consists of $5,000 and a citation of
achievement, to be presented during the ALA Award Presentation at the 2013
ALA Annual Conference. Applications and award guidelines are available at
. To be considered,
nominations must be received by December 1.
In recognition that programming is an essential part of service delivery in
all types of libraries, school, public, academic, and special libraries are
all eligible. The nominated program/series must have been for a public
audience. The nominated cultural/thematic program should be one that
features the humanities, sciences, arts, creative arts, community and civic
engagement programs, as well as programs in conjunction with exhibitions,
community-wide reading programs, or other community-wide programs. The
nominated program should have engaged the community in planning, sponsorship
and/or active participation, addressed an identified community need, and
have had a measurable impact.
With questions, please contact the ALA Public Programs Office,
or 800-545-2433 x5045.