For 60-plus years, SLA’s awards program has honored members who shape the information profession and the association. Award recipients are honored at the annual conference for their dedication, leadership, mentoring, and innovative approach to their work.

Nomination Deadlines
Award   Nomination Period
Fellows of SLA and SLA Rising Stars 15 August – 1 December
Hall of Fame, John Cotton Dana and Rose L. Vormelker 1 October – 1 December
SAAAC Merit Award 1 March – 28 April
Presidential Citations Year-round



Annual awards and recognition


Awards criteria and nomination guidelines

Award Recipients

Nomination Forms

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