Ex Libris Association Awards Programs
ELA has been active in providing awards in partnership with other organizations for more than twenty years. It is ELA’s intent that our winners deserve recognition because they further the success of library/archival services across the nation. Our listing of W.K. Lamb award winners is national in scope.
The W.K Lamb Award was inaugurated in 2002. It recognizes recipient libraries across Canada that have made outstanding contributions in this important work. The award is made on a bi-annual basis.
Beginning in May 2023, ELA will be providing a $2,500 bursary award for Indigenous students who wish to further their library/archival education at a university or college. ELA partners with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Candidate selection and distributing funds will be done by Indspire as they have more experience in identifying suitable students. As well, ELA acknowledges a significant donation to the bursary program from Library Bound Inc., a Canadian library wholesaler situated in Waterloo, ON, and Vancouver, BC.
As well, as an aid to those who are interested in Canadian library/archival awards, ELA has posted a convenient listing of other Canadian awards. However, while the list is useful, it is not comprehensive!