Awards

AALT is please to offer several opportunities for members and those in the library field to receive recognition. The following is a short list of bursaries and awards that AALT offers.


Advocacy Award

    Intent - To recognize an individual who is a strong supporter and promoter of library technicians and the library technician profession in general.
    Eligibility - Individual must be an active advocate of library technicians but not a library technician him/herself.
    Form - Nominations shall be made by AALT Board members who support the application with documentation and supporting information.
    Deadline - December 31st of each year.

Bernice Neufeld Special Service Award

    Intent - To recognize an active AALT member or committee's outstanding contributions to the Association.
    Eligibility - Individual or committee members must be AALT members in good standing.
    Form - Nominations shall be made by AALT Board members who support the application with documentation and supporting information.
    Deadline - December 31st of each year.

Conference Bursary

    Intent - To provide financial assistance to an AALT member who otherwise would not be able to attend the AALT annual conference.
    Eligibility - Individual must be an AALT personal member who has been unable to attend conference within the last five years.
    Deadline - December 31st of the current year.
    Form

Library Technician Award of Excellence

    Intent - To recognize the efforts of a Library Technician who has made a major contribution to the library field in Alberta.
    Eligibility - Student or graduate of a recognized Library Technician program. Current AALT Board members and Awards Committee members are ineligible. Submission must be accompanied by an outline of the nominee's specific achievements or contributions and a brief biographical sketch.
    Deadline - December 31st of the current year.
    Form

Merle Harris Achievement Award

    Intent - This award, the highest honour granted by AALT, is given to a Library Technician in recognition for distinguished service in the library and literacy field in Alberta.
    Eligibility - Individual must be a student or graduate of a recognized Library Technician program whose contribution should represent an achievement which is outstanding in the field.
    Deadline - December 31st of the current year.
    Form

Professional Development Bursary

    Intent - To provide financial assistance to an AALT member who is enrolled in the Library and Information Technology or Library Operations Assistant distance education programs or a graduate of a recognized Library Technician program with their professional development efforts.
    Eligibility - Must be a member in good standing. Bursary must be used to reimburse a program of study.
    Deadline - December 31st of the current year.
    Form

Student Awards

    Intent - To provide financial support for educational opportunities in the information field. Award includes $250 and a complimentary AALT Conference Registration.
    Eligibility - Nominated by the instructors of the respective educational institution.
    Form - Nomination is from the school.
    Deadline - December 31st each year.
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