Honoring Our Elders

The American Indian Library Association announces the establishment of a Distinguished Service Award for active and retired AILA members – HONORING OUR ELDERS.

Criteria – Nominees should have demonstrated, over a period of years:

  • Significant and continuous service to the ongoing operations and growth of the American Indian Library Association;
  • Service to Indian communities and exceptional progress in his/her career development that has resulted in specific and extraordinary service to the American Indian Library Association;
  • Work for the improvement in library and information services for and to American Indian people.

Eligibility – Open to all active and retired members of AILA

Past Recipients

  • Janice Rice (2012)
  • David Ongley (2009)
  • Bonnie Biggs (2006)
  • Lotsee Patterson (2003)