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PolicyMap 2118
Polis Books (dist. by Publishers Group West) 2130
Practical Action Publishing 1447
Praeger 1023
Preservation Week / ALCTS 943
PressReader 1149F
Project MUSE 1648
ProQuest 1313
Publisher Spotlight 1917
Publishers Group West (PGW) 2130
Publishers Weekly 1641
PubMatch 1736
Purple Umbrella Jewelry 2110
Puvill Libros S.A. 1667
Quarto Publishing Group USA 2053
Queens Library 1063
R.R. Bowker 1031
Random House Children's Books 1830
Random House Library and Academic Marketing 1830
Read/Learn Press 2235
Readex 1417
Recorded Books 1723
ReferenceUSA 1550
Regnery Kids 1910
Ristech Company, Inc. 2106
Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc. 2211
Rocket Languages 1143
Rosen Publishing Group Inc. 1817
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers/Scarecrow Press 1121
RTI 1445
RTI/PIK 1445
S&P Capital IQ and SNL 1200
SAGE 1017
Salem Press 1031
San Jose State University-iSchool 2157
SBRnet 2011
Scannx, Inc. 2123
Scholastic Inc. 2030
School Library Connection 1023
School Library Journal 2002
Scott Comics 2265
Sentrum Marketing, LLC 2247
Shadow Mountain 1741
Sharjah International Book Fair 1730
Shout Mouse Press 1170
Silvermine International Books, LLC 938
Simmons College School of Library and Information Science 1568
Simon & Schuster, Inc. 1731
SimplyMap 1913
SirsiDynix 931
Sisters in Crime New England 1173
Sitecues by Ai Squared 904
Soho Press 1853
Sourcebooks 2049
Spacesaver Corporation 1703
SPIE Digital Library 1715
Springer Nature 1509
Springshare 922
ST Imaging 1753
Star Bright Books 1940
Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. 1955
Swank Digital Campus 2162
Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) 948
Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc. 2257
Taylor & Francis Group 1011
Tech Logic 921
Telepen 951
Texas Authors, Inc. 2213
The Chronicle of Higher Education 949
The Donohue Group, Inc. 950
The Harry Potter Alliance 2008
The Horn Book 2002
The MIT Press 918
The New York Times Corporate Digital Solutions 913
The Philanthropy Roundtable 1073
The Reference Shelf 2205
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild 2116
The University of Rhode Island 1566
The World Almanac® 1544
Third Iron 2052
Thomas Nelson Publishers 2015
Thomson Reuters 1431
Thrift Books Global 2254
Time Inc. Books 2013
TIND Technologies 955
TLC - The Library Corporation 1411
Today's Business Solutions 934
TOON Books 2131
Tor/Forge Books 1811
Total Boox 2061
Transparent Language, Inc. 1719
Tugg Educational Screenings 944
Tundra Books 1855
U.S. Citzenship and Immigration Services 2114
U.S. Department of State-Passport Services 960
University of California Press 2120
University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences 1564
University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences 1567
Unshelved/Overdue Media LLC 2148
VenMill Industries 1901
W. W. Norton & Company 1954
Wandoo Planet 1109
William B Meyer Inc. 1744
William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. 2009
Wolters Kluwer 1538
Workman Publishing 1946
WT Cox Information Services 1716
YBP Library Services 1130
Young Adult Library Services Association, YALSA 1914
Zondervan 2017
Zoobean 2147

(List as of December 7, 2015)

Now Accepting Nominations for PLA Awards

Nine PLA service awards and grants highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Consider nominating yourself, a colleague, or your library today! The deadline to apply for PLA 2016 Service Awards and Grants is December 2, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST. To submit an application or nomination, please login to the PLA Awards Online Application.

2016 Service Awards and Grants

Allie Beth Martin Award

Honors a librarian who, in a public library setting, has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and has distinguished ability to share that knowledge. A plaque and a $3,000 honorarium are presented annually at the ALA Annual Conference. Established in 1977 in honor of Allie Beth Martin. Sponsored by Baker & Taylor.

Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music / Video Product Award

Designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand a collection of either or both formats in whatever proportion the library chooses. The grant consists of $2,500 of Audio Music or Video Products. Sponsored by Baker & Taylor.

Charlie Robinson Award

Honors a public library director who, over a period of seven years, has been a risk taker, an innovator, and/or a change agent in a public library. The recipient should have been active in national and other professional associations and be known for developing and implementing programs which are responsive to the needs of community residents. The award consists of $1,000 and a gift. The public library director will be honored at the ALA Annual Conference. Established in 1997. Sponsored by the Baker & Taylor.

Demco New Leaders Travel Grant

Designed to enhance the professional development and improve the expertise of public librarians new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities. Plaques and travel grants of up to $1,500 per applicant are presented annually at the ALA Annual Conference. Established in 1993. The name of this grant was changed in October 2004. This grant is sponsored by Demco, Inc.

EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award

Honors a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less that demonstrates excellence of service to its community as exemplified by an overall service program or a special program of significant accomplishment. A plaque and a $1,000 honorarium are presented annually at the ALA Annual Conference. Established in 1991. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services.

Gordon M. Conable Award

Honors a public library staff member, a library trustee, or a public library, that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights. The award consists of $1,500 and a plaque to be presented annually at the ALA Annual Conference. Sponsored by LSSI.

John Iliff Award

Honors the life and accomplishments of John Iliff, early adopter and champion of technology in public libraries, and recognizes the contributions of a library worker, librarian, or library that has used technology and innovative thinking as a tool to improve services to public library users. The award provides a $1,000 honorarium, a plaque and a bouquet of roses for the workplace. Sponsored by Innovative.

Romance Writers of America Library Grant

Designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming. The grant consists of $4,500 to be used toward the purchase of books in print and/or audio format, author honorariums and travel expenses, and other applicable program expenses. Sponsored by the Romance Writers of America.

Upstart Innovation Award

Recognizes a public library's innovative and creative service program to the community. A plaque and a $2,000 honorarium are presented annually at the ALA Annual Conference. Sponsored by Upstart, a Demco company.

Other Awards

Public Libraries Feature Article Contest

Awards cash prizes to the authors of the best feature articles written by public librarians and published in the previous year's issues of Public Libraries magazine.

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