ILF Awards & Honors


Each fall, the Indiana library community recognizes ILF personal, institutional, and trustee members (as well as others), who contributed to the excellence of Indiana libraries.
Has one of your staff or volunteers excelled in the last year or throughout their career? Perhaps you have an outstanding community partner organization? Nominate a person, library, or organization deserving of recognition due to their outstanding commitment to library excellence.


 2023 Award & Scholarship Recipients

Robyn Young - Lifetime Achievement
Michelle Houser - Peggy L. Pheiffer Aisle Service Award
Knox County Public Library - ILF Collaboration Award
Carli Sauer - Outstanding Librarian Award

Elizabeth "Beth" Sullivan - Outstanding Library Staff Award

Preet Gill - William Gresh Memorial Scholarship
Sylvia Burlock - Sue Marsh Weller Memorial Scholarship

Please review criteria carefully as the committee will not follow up on incomplete applications. 

  • Nominees (except where noted) must be members of the Indiana Library Federation for the year in which they are nominated.
  • Nominators are solely responsible to ensure that all paperwork and letters of recommendation are turned in before the deadline. 
  • A complete nomination packet includes: the online nomination form, additional documentation per criteria.
  • Priority will be given to nominations that follow the format suggested in the criteria and/or following sample format for individual or institutional nominees.


Nominations are open now through June 30

Nomination Form

2024 Awards & Honors Nomination Form

Submission Process

The nominator is solely responsible for gathering all items to be included in the nomination packet. There are two options for submission: 

Once the online nomination form has been completed, please send the additional documents per criteria in one of two ways: 

  • Electronically (preferred) to Marissa Beck in the following format: Title, "2024 Award Nomination Packet" in PDF format. 
  • Hard mail to: 
Indiana Library Federation
Attn: Marissa Beck
6510 Telecom Drive Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Confirmation will be sent once a completed packet has been received. 

*Please note that you will have to have an established account or create one to access the nomination form. You are not required to have or purchase any kind of membership after creating your account. If you have any questions, please reach out to the ILF office*