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.

2017 ILA Awards Submissions are now open

The deadline for nominations has been extended to May 22, 2017.

Please note that although the submission page and form still show the deadline on May 15th, you will be able to submit your nomination until May 22nd. 

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

2016 ILA Award Winners























iREAD Summer Reading Programs

The 2017 iREAD theme, Reading by Design Themed graphics and much more, is here!

Visit the iREAD website »