Award Nominations Due May 15, 2015

March 19, 2015

Spotlighting Two Awards

DEMCO Library Innovative Award  

This award recognizes a library's achievement in planning and implementing an innovative or creative program or service, which has had measurable impact on its users.  The purpose of this award is to encourage innovation by highlighting the overall activities of a library (including staff, administration, governance, and volunteers) in successfully marshaling its resources to benefit its users.

Deborah Dowley Preiser Award

This award recognizes a library employee's excellent work in public relations and adult programming over a period of several years. The person's achievements so honored should reflect the importance of publicity and adult programming as central to the role of the library as a community center and to the library as place.


Nominations for all ILA Awards are due May 15, 2015. If you have any questions about the ILA Awards, please contact the ILA office at 312-644-1896, or

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