This award recognizes an individual who (1) has been an ALAO member for at least 5 years, and (2) who has promoted academic libraries and librarianship not only on his or her own campus, but also within the state. The award also recognizes someone who has provided leadership in the promotion of ALAO through service such as committee membership, executive board office, or interest group office.
In 1998 the Executive Board voted to rename the ALAO Distinguished Service Award to honor Jay Ladd, a former Ohio State University librarian who was instrumental in forming ALAO. He received the award himself in 1989 and died in early 1997.
This is a wonderful way to recognize a colleague who has provided leadership in ALAO and in the profession. The recipient of the award receives an honorary 5-year membership in ALAO and is recognized at the Annual Conference.
The Past President chairs the Awards Committee and calls for nominations in late summer/early fall. You may nominate more than one person. Your reasons for nominating your candidate(s) for the Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award will be especially valuable to the Awards Committee.
See the Policies section of the ALAO Procedures Manual for details.
Past Recipients of the Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award