The Excellence in Community Engagement Award honors outstanding achievement in public relations activities by an AALL member, SIS, chapter, library, or any other group affiliated with the Association.
Community engagement is a critical responsibility of every member of the library profession. It is important to recognize and acknowledge outstanding contributions achieved by the Association’s members in raising the visibility of the profession and its Association. It is the intention of the AALL to issue the Excellence in Community Engagement Award to inspire, educate, and encourage community engagement by the AALL membership.
- If the nominee is an individual, they must be in good standing of AALL.
- Nominee’s engagement project or initiative must demonstrate achievement in community engagement or raising the visibility of the Association. For purposes of this award, “community” may include networking among institutional members, Association members, business partners, information users, or other population.
- Nominee’s engagement project or initiative may include digital or electronic technology, print materials, events, programs, or campaigns as a vehicle for promotion, marketing, or engagement.
- Entries may be a single promotional effort or related promotions conducted over the course of a year.