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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Library to
Acknowledge Contributions to Information Literacy Instruction

LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award

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American Library Association (ALA) - Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)

Deadline Date:

01/15/22

Description:

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Award of $1,000 and a $500 travel stipend to a USA, Canada, or International library to acknowledge contributions to the development and augmentation of information literacy instruction. The award is available to both academic and non-academic libraries. Preference will be given to low-cost creative and practical programs, rather than scholarships, that can be duplicated in other locations.

The award will be given to a library that has done one (or more) of the following:

  • Revamped its public instruction program in response to a new technology, an assessment report, etc.
  • Initiated a public program that utilizes best practices of instruction in combination with new methods of delivery.
  • Created an original type of instruction, e.g., team-taught interdisciplinary research sessions, a novel form of outreach, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166586

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Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Conference.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The award is open to all types of libraries, academic and non-academic alike.

One member of the library nomination group needs to be a librarian.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for this year's award nominations is January 15, 2022. The award winner will be notified following the ALA LibLearnX Conference in January, no later than February 15, 2022.

The award will be presented at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference.

Self-nominations are welcome.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have any questions, please contact the LIRT Awards Committee Chair: Rebecca Davis (rebecca.davis@simmons.edu).

ALA American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

1.800.545.2433

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