Tuesday, November 15, 2016
PLA Grants and Awards
Deadline: December 5, 2016
The Public Library Association has nine service awards and grants to highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity, and dedication to public libraries. Consider nominating yourself, a colleague, or your library today! The PLA Awards include:
Allie Beth Martin Award
Honors a librarian who, in a public library setting, has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and has distinguished ability to share that knowledge.
Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music / Video Product Award
Designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand a collection of either or both formats in whatever proportion the library chooses.
Charlie Robinson Award
Honors a public library director who, over a period of seven (7) years, has been a risk taker, an innovator and/or a change agent in a public library.
Demco New Leaders Travel Grant
Designed to enhance the professional development and improve the expertise of public librarians new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities.
EBSCO Excellence in Rural Library Service Award
Honors a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less that demonstrates excellence of service to its community as exemplified by an overall service program or a special program of significant accomplishment.
Gordon M. Conable Award
Honors a public library staff member, a library trustee, or a public library, that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.
John Iliff Award
Honors the life and accomplishments of John Iliff, early adopter and champion of technology in public libraries, and recognizes the contributions of a library worker, librarian, or library that has used technology and innovative thinking as a tool to improve services to public library users.
Romance Writers of America Library Grant
Designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming.
Upstart Innovation Award
Recognizes a public library’s innovative and creative service program to the community.