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Nominations for the I Love My Librarian Award are open through October 1. Each year 10 librarians are selected and receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Nominations...

Nominate Your Museum or Library for an IMLS National Medal Submissions Due October 1, 2018 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor...

The Reading Public Library was awarded a 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  Watch the presentation on a WFMZ broadcast [1:31min]. Photos from award ceremony:         ...

On Tuesday, April 17th, Joe Sherwood, Executive Director of the Chester County Library System, was presented with the J. Larry Boling Excellence in Government Award by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry. Earl Baker presented the award to Sherwood, who has served...

Check out the funding opportunities from the National Library of Medicine!  The Outreach to Consumers Award , the Professional Development Award and the Health Information Awareness Award will be of particular interest to public libraries. The deadline for all awards is April...

Boyertown award

The Boyertown Community Library was honored to accept the 2018 James K. Boyer Quality of Life Award, presented by the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, January 18, 2018. They were also presented with recognition certificates from the Berks County Board of Commissioners...

Applications for  John Cotton Dana Awards are being accepted. This award honors outstanding library public relations initiatives. Eight awards of $10,000 are granted. It is open to any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider. The deadline is March 16, 2018. ...

The Stand for Your Mission Awards will recognize nonprofit boards that have “established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions and set priorities in partnership with policymakers...

The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library...

Laurie Doan of the Tredyffrin Public Library  is the recipeint of the I Love My Librarian Award! Read about the award. ...