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Gordon M. Conable Award

Award to a USA or Canada Public Library, Trustee, or Staff
Member for Outstanding Commitment to Intellectual Freedom

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Public Library Association

Deadline Date:

12/06/19 11:59 PM CT

Description:

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Award of $1,500 to a USA or Canada public library, library trustee, or staff member for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights. The award may recognize diverse library collections, public programs that on controversial issues, access to library materials and service for children and young adults, and more.

The recipient of the Gordon M. Conable Award must have demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights in various ways, including, but not limited, to the following: developed and promoted collections that include diverse points of view; provided programs that promote community dialog on controversial issues; created and nurtured an organizational climate that fosters an understanding of the Library Bill of Rights amongst the library staff, library board, and elected and appointed officials; initiated activities at the local, state, or national level that promote, support, or defend intellectual freedom, the Library Bill of Rights, or the First Amendment; guaranteed open access to library materials and services for children and young adults; guaranteed open access to electronic information; defended library materials, programs, or services when confronted with a censorship challenge.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144806

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of a $1,500 check and a commemorative plaque.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Gordon M. Conable Award will honor a public library staff member, a library trustee, or a public library that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.

Members of the current Gordon M. Conable Award Jury are ineligible to receive the Gordon M. Conable Award.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for PLA 2020 Service Awards and Grants is December 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central. PLA reserves the right to extend the deadline.

PLA Award Juries will select winning submissions and PLA will announce results February 2020. Award winners will be recognized at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Contact Information:

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

Submit an application: http://www.ala.org/pla/awards/apply

800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA (5752)
pla@ala.org

ALA American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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