Miriam Braverman Award


The Miriam Braverman Award of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) is intended to foster an awareness of the social responsibility aspects of librarianship and encourage professional involvement by students. The Braverman Award is given annually for the best student essay on some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. The winning entrant has his/her essay published in Progressive Librarian, is awarded a $300 stipend toward attending the American Library Association’s annual meeting, and is honored with a certificate at the Progressive Librarians Guild dinner.

Miriam Ruth Gutman Braverman (1920-2002) was a socialist, activist librarian and longstanding member of the Progressive Librarians Guild, a founder of ALA’ s Social Responsibilities Round Table, and a proponent of the social responsibilities perspective.

For details about this award, including application deadline, please visit the Progressive Librarians Guild website.