Award Nominations Due May 15

May 9, 2014

Spotlighting More Awards  

Intellectual Freedom Award 

Presented by the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Public Policy Committee, and Quality Books, Inc., an individual or group is recognized by this award for outstanding contributions to the defense of intellectual freedom or the advancement of these principles as espoused and promulgated by both the Illinois Library Association and the American Library Association.


Robert R. McClarren Legislative Development Award
Presented by the ILA Public Policy Committee, the award is given to a worthy recipient from the Illinois library community -- librarian, trustee, legislator, or library -- who has contributed significantly to legislative development in the state of Illinois.


Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award
This award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development.


Reference Services Award 

Help us recognize outstanding work in Reference or Readers Advisory and consider nominating a colleague, department, or organization for the Reference Services Award!  The recipient will receive a certificate and a $250 check to presented at the ILA annual conference.  


TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award 

This award is awarded to an individual who has made a substantial contribution in the area of library technical services.


Trustee of the Year Award 

This award is awarded to a public library trustee for achievement, leadership, and service to libraries.


Nominations for all ILA Awards are due May 15, 2013.  Nominating someone for an ILA Award has never been easier!


Submit your nomination form and all supporting documentation via the ILA Web site.  No service should go unrecognized, so toot your own horn or tell us who you think is the best!


If you have any questions about the ILA Awards, please contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896, or 

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