Call for nominations: Zora Neale Hurston Award for demonstrating leadership in promoting African American literature
Do you know someone(s) who should be recognized for their work in promoting African American literature? Could it be you? We encourage you to submit a nomination for the 2015Â Zora Neale Hurston Award!Â The deadline for all nominations is Dec. 14, 2014.
The Zora Neale Hurston Award recognizes any ALA member who has demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature. The winner receives funds to attend the ALA Annual Conference, United for Libraries’ Gala Author tea, and a set of the Zora Neale Hurston books published by Harper Perennial at the time the award is made.
Interested candidates must complete the nomination form; they should also submit a nomination letter that describes their project. Photos, booklists, screen captures, or other forms of illustration of the project must be included. In addition, candidates should submit a brief (250) word essay explaining how attending the annual conference will help further their efforts to support and promote African American literature. Self-nominations are welcome.
Questions about the award should be directed to the committee chair, Deborah Abston,Â email@example.com.