The Illinois Library Association's Awards Program

The Illinois Library Association’s awards program recognizes excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. The program increases awareness of the contributions of all association participants, including recipients, sponsors, co-sponsors, and committees/forums.

Recipients are selected by the ILA Awards Committee or by the various forum awards subcommittees. Nominations are forwarded by the ILA office to the ILA Awards Committee chair, and to the appropriate forum representative, during May of each year.

2018 ILA Awards Submissions will open in February

The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018.

To submit a nomination, please select an award on the right and click on the submit a nomination button. If you have any questions regarding awards or how to submit a nomination please e-mail

 2017 ILA Award Winners 

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