Actively pursue traditional and innovative opportunities to recognize excellence in our membership and the broader Iowa library community. Communicate and partner with other ILA committees and Executive Board.
The call for nominations is open through July 31, 2021! Nominations can be submitted online here. Supporting documents can be faxed to 515-282-9117, or mailed to 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266, or emailed to Mara Strickler, Awards Committee Chair.
This award recognized an ILA member with outstanding accomplishments in leadership.
This award recognizes an ILA member with significant accomplishments and more than 15 yrs experience in the library community.
This award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to, or advanced the principles of, quality library service. This award may be given to a group or an individual. The work of the recipient(s) will be well known beyond the local community. Either the nominee or the person making the nomination must be a member of the Iowa Library Association.
This award recognizes an ILA member with significant contributions to the local, state, or national library community and less than 5 yrs experience.
This award recognizes the contributions of a school, college, or government leader who has strongly advocated for the library community. Nominee must be an ILA member.
This award recognizes an Iowa library for exceptional efforts made, outside the library’s typical mission, to create a better world. Nominee must be an ILA member.
This award, honoring Johnson Brigham, long-time State Librarian, is presented every three years, provided som Iowa author has produced work that is worthy of recognition during those three years.
Candidates for the ILA Presidential Award will be limited to individuals who have completed at least nine months as President of the Iowa Library Association. This award, created in 1981, is given in recognition of the unique demands, responsibilities and commitment that the Association asks of a member once he/she assumes its Presidency. This award is to be bestowed upon the qualified candidate at the Annual Conference during his/her term in office by the ILA Immediate Past President.
An award of "Lifetime Membership" will be extended to retired persons who have been members of the Iowa Library Association for at least 25 years. "Lifetime Members" enjoy all the benefits of membership in ILA, including receipt of the Catalyst, without payment of annual dues.
The title of "honorary Member" may be conferred for life upon a person not a member of ILA, whom the Association desires to recognize for meritorious achievement (in an endeavor(s) related to the advancement of librarianship). The title of "honorary Member" will entitle the holder to all privileges of membership except those making motions, voting, and holding office.