Excellence in Community Engagement Award


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.



  • The individual(s) or organization(s) must be AALL member(s), special interest section, chapter, library, or other AALL-affiliated group
  • Date(s) of the project or activity must have taken place between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023.
  • Nominees will be categorized by their annual operating budget (before expenditures)–those with an annual operating budget of no more than $999,999.99 and those with an annual operating budget of $1,000,000 or more.


The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2024. Please email the nomination form and supporting documentation as a single PDF to Christopher Siwa.

Download the Excellence in Community Engagement Nomination Form


The award shall be presented during the AALL Annual Meeting and it will be given in name of the Association.


  • 2019 - 2023


    Boston College Law Library
    Newton Centre, MA

    Social Media: A Method to Increase Engagement for Library Services

    Western New England University School of Law Library
    Springfield, MA

    Introduction to Law Collaboration with Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School


    Minnesota State Law Library
    St. Paul, MN

    Appeals Self-Help Videos

    Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association (GPLLA), Law Library Association of Maryland (LLAM), Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, DC, Inc. (LLSDC)

    Project 20/20: From Transition to Transformation


    George W. Hopper Law Library, University of Wyoming College of Law
    Laramie, WY

    Access to Justice: Legal Research on the Road

    San Diego Law Library
    San Diego, CA

    Preparing Our Community for COVID-19 Legal Issues


    Pierce County Law Library
    Tacoma, WA

    Legal Research Center at Lakewood

    University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law, Leon E. Bloch Law Library, and Legal Aid of Western Missouri
    Kansas City, MO

    Self-Help Clinic


    Harris County Law Library
    Houston, TX

    Harvey Recovery Resources Webpage

    King County Law Library
    Seattle, WA

    Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) Workshops