Our organization recognizes various members, stakeholders, programs and materials at the annual membership conference. Winner profiles generally appear in the North Dakota Library Association's December issue of The Good Stuff. See the listings below and click on any award name for more details.

Recognition of Outstanding Contributors to North Dakota Libraries and NDLA


Librarian of the Year Award


Library Champion Award


Major Benefactor Award


President's Award


School Library Benefactor Award


Recognition of Outstanding Programs/Publications


Flicker Tale Book Award


Notable Document Award


Youth Excellence Program of the Year


Grants to Encourage Participation in Library Associations

As a professional organization, NDLA recognizes how important these organizations can be in professional development.  The NDLA encourages its members to be active in other organizations.  There are opportunities to freely attend the NDLA Annual Conference, join the regional affiliate Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA), or attend Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association. See the listings below and click on any award/grant name for more details


FREE 1 Year Membership/Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA)


Grassroots Grant/New Members Roundtable (NMRT)


Professional Development Grant/Health Science Information Section (HSIS)

If you are looking for more information on our partner organizations, click here. 

Are you planning to participate in some form of continuing education this year? Grant monies are available! Check out the information here.


Deadlines for Nominations  

April 1st
Flicker Tale Ballots
May 31st
Librarian of the Year
Library Champion Award
Major Benefactor Award
School Library Benefactor of the Year
Youth Excellence Program of the Year
July 15th NMRT Grassroots Grant
At Annual Conference Notable Document Award