Awards & Scholarships
GLA AwardsEach year the Georgia Library Association recognizes exemplary library service and advocacy in Georgia through a variety of awards for librarians, library staff, trustees and vendors/friends. Detailed information about GLA awards the nomination process is available on the Awards page.
GLA Paraprofessional Awards
The Paraprofessional Division of the Georgia Library Association paraprofessional grants are given to full-time library paraporfessionals to facilitate their attendance at GaCOMO. In addition, each winner receives an awards plaque, and a one-year free paraprofessional membership in the Georgia Library Association. To apply download and complete
Paraprofessional Award Application Form
GLMA Exemplary Library Award
The Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and the Georgia Library Association (GLA) recognize and honor three exemplary and three exceptional library media programs. In order to identify and highlight these programs, GLMA and GLA are soliciting applications from schools. Library media programs in three schools (elementary,
middle and high) are selected for this recognition. Library media specialists throughout the state and GLMA and GLA select the recipients based on the school's written application, letters of support, a possible telephone interview and/ or an on-site visit. This program is an opportunity to describe how the Library media program is meeting school improvement goals and increasing student achievement. To apply download and complete the following documents:
The Beard Scholarship of the Georgia Library Association is made possible by friends and colleagues of the late Charles Edward Beard who served libraries and the library profession for almost 40 years with distinction and dedication. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance toward completing a Master's degree in library science for candidates who show strong potential to inspire and motivate their peers in the profession and in professional associations.
The Hubbard Scholarship of the Georgia Library Association is made possible by the family and friends of Mr. C. S. Hubbard, an early supporter of libraries in Georgia. The purpose of the scholarship is to recruit excellent librarians for Georgia and provide financial assistance toward completing a Master's degree in library science.
Detailed information about GLA Scholarships and the application process is available on the Scholarships page.