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, 2022, and December 31, 2022.
- 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, 2023. 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
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
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
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
Harris County Law Library
Harvey Recovery Resources Webpage
King County Law Library
Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) Workshops