Ala Excellence In Library Programming Award
Denise Zielinski is the community engagement officer for the Joliet Public Library, a position created in 2015. During a library career spanning multiple decades, Denise has held a variety of library positions throughout the Chicagoland area. She holds an MLS from Rosary College (now Dominican University) and a BS in Library Science from Illinois State University. Professionally, Denise has presented programs for local, state and national audiences on a wide range of topics and she has served on various committees and award juries at both the state and national levels.
ala excellence in library programming award
These annual awards reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. The award recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serves as a guide to help adults select quality reading material.
The Baldrige Program oversees the nation's only Presidential award for performance excellence while offering a wide array of award-winning products and services, including the world-renowned Baldrige Excellence Framework. We invite you to learn about the Baldrige community dedicated to helping organizations improve.
2022 All librarians and library staff2021 Elaine R. Hicks, Stacy Brody, and Sara Loree, Librarian Reserve Corps2020 Christian Zabriskie and Lauren Comito, Urban Librarians Unite2019 Skye Patrick, LA County Library, CA2018 Lance Werner, Kent District Library, MI2017 Jill Bourne, San José Public Library, CA2016 Nicolle Ingui Davies, Arapahoe Library District, CO2015 Siobhan A. Reardon, Free Library of Philadelphia2014 Corinne Hill, Chattanooga Public Library2013 Jo Budler, Kansas State Library2012 Luis Herrera, San Francisco Public Library2011 Nancy Pearl, University of Washington2010 Craig Buthod, Louisville Free Public Library, KY2009 Team Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA2008 Norma Blake, New Jersey State Librarian2007 Mary Baykan, Washington County Free Library, MD2006 Rivkah Sass, Omaha Public Library2005 Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost & Director of Libraries, North Carolina State University, Raleigh2004 Toni Garvey, City Librarian, Phoenix Public Library2003 Raymond Santiago, Director, Miami-Dade Public Library System, FL2002 Susan Kent, Los Angeles Public Library, CA2001 Louise Blalock, Hartford Public Library, CT2000 SEE 2001. LJ changed the year of the award to the year in which it is presented.1999 Jerry Thrasher, Cumberland County Public Library, NC1998 Susan Fuller, Director, Santa Clara County Library, San Jose, CA1997 Bobby Roberts, Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock, AR1996 Dorothy M. Schirtzinger, Lee County Library System, Little Rock, AR1995 Carla D. Hayden, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD1994 Deborah Jacobs, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OR1993 Susan C. Curzon, Vice Provost, Information and Technology Resources Division and Dean of the University Library System, California State University, Northridge1992 John W. Ferguson, Director, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO1991 Daniel J. Bradbury, Director, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO1990 Amy Owen, Utah State Librarian, Salt Lake City, UT1989 Brenda Vogel, Library Coordinator of the Maryland Correctional Educational Libraries1988 Peggy Goodwin, Adult Services Librarian, Walnut Creek Branch Library of the Nicholson Memorial Library System, Garland, TX
The purpose of the Public Library Division of the Alabama Library Association is to promote public library service and development throughout Alabama. Alabama Public Library Standards of Achievement Awards recognize superior planning and levels of excellence attained by exceptional public libraries in Alabama. At this time, Gold Level Standards Award is the highest level of achievement attainable by a public library in Alabama, followed by the Silver Level and Bronze Level Awards. Public libraries that achieve these standards levels serve as benchmarks of excellence for other libraries in the state.
The iSchool was awarded a $623,501 Laura Bush 21 Century Librarian Program grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to educate and mentor the next generation of Library and Information Science faculty with expertise in artificial intelligence and data science. Fellows will engage in research projects while collaborating with iSchool faculty and librarians across three types of library contexts: public library, school library, and academic library. Fellows will also receive mentorship and gain valuable teaching experience educating future librarians how to best develop, apply, and use AI in libraries in ways that are equitable, ethical, and effective.
The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship is a competitive $7,500 award given to working, professionalKentucky artists who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work and whohave demonstrated significant achievement in their field. Fellowships are based upon the quality ofthe work samples submitted by the artist. Fellowship awards are unrestricted and may be used in anyway to enhance the artist's career.
At the School of Library and Information Studies, we take pride in the accomplishments of our faculty and value the dissemination of knowledge through teaching relationships, mentorships and research partnerships. Our faculty are routinely recognized, nationally and internationally, for contributions made to their fields. Current SLIS faculty include national diversity research award winners, the president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians, EBSCO research excellence award winners, best-selling authors and more.
These awards are presented to a safety and health professional and front-line supervisor/field personnel who has led his or her company to achieving an exceptionally high degree of safety excellence. Learn more.
AGC recognizes Chapters which have developed outstanding programming, successful public relations campaigns, strong membership growth initiatives, and impactful diversity and inclusion programs through several awards (only accessible to chapter staff and executives). Learn more.
The AGC Education and Research Foundation gives two prestigious awards annually, one to an educator who exemplifies excellence in the field of construction education, and the other to a senior-level student who submits the winning essay in the James L. Allhands Essay Competition. Learn more.
Alumnus Stephen Houser (MLIS 2012), Director of the Twin Lakes Library System, has been named Georgia Public Librarian of the Year for 2019 by the Georgia Public Library Service, for his efforts to lead his library system through a very public and political local funding crisis, as well as launch innovative and nationally recognized programs. -public-library-awards-honor-states-first-black-public-library-director-the-okefenokee-regional-library-system-and-more/
August 18, 2017. MLIS students Heather Smith and Amanda Roper have won the 2017 Georgia Library Association Scholarships. Heather has received the Beard Scholarship and Amanda won the Hubbard scholarship. These two awards are given annually by GLA to provide financial Assistance for students pursuing a master's degree in library science. For more information please see -gla-scholarship-winners.html?m=1
The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies leading to a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs. Preference will be given to an individual meeting the federal definition of Alaska Native ethnicity.
The Reference Service Press Fellowship is open to (1) college seniors or college graduates who have been accepted in an accredited master's degree program in library/information studies (documentation is required) or (2) graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited master's degree program in library/information students (full or part time) who will have completed no more than eight credits when the award is given.
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) awards a $3,000 scholarship to a library/information science graduate student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishment in a serials career.