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Nominate a Colleague for the 2024 ALSC Distinguished Service Award

The Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee is seeking nominations from ALSC members
for the ALSC Distinguished Service Award given to individuals who have “made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library service to children and ALSC.

This can be an ALSC member who has achieved this through a special project that made a big impact or
a career full of contributions that showcases their commitment to children and ALSC.

You may be wondering who qualifies for consideration. Well, beyond their contributions to the field, the
main criteria are (1) that the person has devoted their work to children ages birth through fourteen and
(2) they must be a current member of ALSC.

These individuals can be:

  • A librarian who works in a school or public library
  • An educator working in the library or information science field
  • A member of the library press
  • An employee of a publishing house
  • A retiree

Want to learn more? Visit the ALSC Distinguished Service Award page.

Ready to make your nomination? Fill out the form here.

Nominations must be submitted by December 23, 2023, to be considered.

With your help, we’ll be celebrating our newest DSA winner together at ALA Annual in San Diego this

If you have questions about the ALSC Distinguished Service Award process, or you know a great ALSC member but you aren’t a member yourself, please contact the co-chairs of the Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee Elizabeth Burns ( and Mary Schreiber

Mary Schreiber is a collection development specialist for Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH. She is
writing this blog post on behalf of the ALSC Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee.

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