AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award seeks Jury Nominations

The Building and Equipment Section (BES) Library Building Awards Committee of The Library Administration and Management Association (LLAMA) is seeking nominations and applications for jurors for the 2011 Library Buildings Award competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the prestigious biennial awards recognize distinguished accomplishments in library architecture by American architects.

The jury consists of three librarians selected by ALA, and three architects selected by AIA. The LLAMA BES Library Building Awards Committee will review applications and select the ALA jurors. The LLAMA President will make the official appointments to the jury by May 14, 2010. Judging will take place in January, 2011 at the AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Applicants for the jury must be members of ALA and LLAMA. Applicants should also be aware that projects presented in the jurying process are disqualified from consideration if any of the jurors served as a consultant or architect for the project, or is in any way affiliated with the project. Selected jurors will provide their own transportation and lodging for the judging in Washington, DC.

Prospective jurors may obtain application forms from the LLAMA web site at: or from
Kerry Ward, Executive Director, LLAMA – email, phone 800-545-2433 x5036

Applications must be returned to the LLAMA office by April 17, 2010. Electronic submission is preferred.

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