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Award to a USA Library or Library System for Outstanding Service Within the Labor Community

John Sessions Memorial Award

GrantWatch ID# 174852
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
American Library Association (ALA) - Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), and Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/17/23 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Award to a USA library to acknowledge outstanding efforts to engage the labor community and bring awareness to the contribution and history of the labor movement’s role in developing the United States. Qualifying initiatives include outreach projects targeting local labor unions; significant expansion or establishment of special labor collections; initiation of programs of special interest to the labor community; or other library activities that serve the labor community.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Libraries or library systems may be nominated.

Pre-Application Information
Submission Deadline: February 17th, 2023

Nominees will be reviewed in a closed meeting of the committee during Midwinter.

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The winner will receive a plaque.

Contact Information
Online Nomination Form:

Questions should be directed to the committee chair, Janet O'Keefe,

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