Presented at the Banquet during the Annual Conference, the APLA Advocacy Award, valued at $500, recognizes exemplary library promotion, advocacy and outreach. The Awards Committee, which will consist of the APLA Advocacy Interest Group and a member of the APLA Executive, will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity and innovation as demonstrated by the originality of the project
  2. Potential for generating public visibility and support for libraries, irrespective of the kind or amount of resources employed; 
  3. Relevance and effectiveness illustrated by measurable objectives and subsequent evaluation methods; 
  4. Commitment to ongoing library promotion and advocacy.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a personal member of APLA residing in Atlantic Canada.


March 31st of each year

Submission process

Applications should be submitted by March 31 to: 

APLA Advocacy Committee