Submit a Nomination for 2020 Awards and Scholarships

Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

The award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson by soliciting nominations and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of an academic librarian who has worked in the areas of library automation or library management and has made contributions (including risk taking) toward the improvement of library services or to library development or research.

Nomination deadline: January 9, 2020

Winner receives a cash award and a plaque.

Learn more about the requirements for the Atkinson Memorial Award.

Ex Libris Student Writing Award

The LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award is given for the best unpublished manuscript on a topic in the area of libraries and information technology written by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies graduate program.

Application deadline: February 28, 2020

Winner receives a $1,000 cash and a plaque.

Learn more about the requirements for the Ex Libris Student Writing Award.

Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research and Library Information Technology

The purpose of this award is to bring attention to research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed. The intent is to recognize a body of work probably spanning years, if not the majority of a career.

Nomination deadline: December 31, 2019

Winner receives $2,000 cash and an expense paid trip to the ALA conference (airfare and two nights lodging).

Learn more about the requirements for the Kilgour Award.

Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library Information and Technology

The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and information technology field, who plan to follow a career in that field, and who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a vision in pursuit of library and information technology. This scholarship is for study in an ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program.

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

Winner receives a $3,000 cash and a plaque.

Learn more about the requirements for the Larew Scholarship.

Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology through communication in continuing education within the field of library and information technology. The award may be given to an individual or institution for a single seminal work, or a body of work, taking place within (or continuing into) the five years preceding the award.

Nomination deadline: December 31, 2019

Winner receives a $1,000 cash and a plaque.

Learn more about the requirements for the Library Hi Tech Award.