Justin Winsor Prize


Justin Winsor Prize of the American Library Association
Library History Round Table

The Justin Winsor Prize is presented by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association each year to recognize the best essay written in English on library history, including the history of libraries, librarianship, and book culture.

The award, named in honor of the distinguished 19th century librarian, historian, and bibliographer who was also ALA’s first president, consists of a $100 cash award. It includes an invitation to have the winner’s paper considered for publication in Libraries & the Cultural Record.

Application deadline is in January. For more information, see the Justin Winsor Prize webpage.