Award Nominations Due May 15

April 13, 2015

Spotlighting Three More Awards

Davis Cup Award
This annual award is presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in library service to young people.  Since its inception, the award has been presented to individuals who exemplify resourcefulness, professionalism, and caring in their service to young people.


Golden Ticket Award

This annual award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding local contribution in library services to young people in his/her community by creating and implementing library programs that promote a love of literature and instill positive feelings about libraries.


Young Adult Librarian of the Year Award 

This award recognizes outstanding service to young adults by a librarian serving in the state of Illinois and is presented to a professional Young Adult Librarian who is currently an ILA member. The recipient will have made an outstanding local contribution in library services to young adults in his/her community by creating and implementing library programs and services that promote a love of literature and/or instill positive feelings about libraries.


Nominations for all ILA Awards are due May 15, 2015. Nominating someone for an ILA Award has never been easier!


Submit your nomination form and all supporting documentation via the ILA website.  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

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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