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Important Statement Regarding Book Censorship

NELA stands with ALA in opposing the recent increase in widespread efforts to censor books in U.S. schools and libraries.  Please click HERE for the full ALA statement.

2021 Emerson Greenaway Award Recipients

Each year NELA awards the Emerson Greenaway Award to an individual who has provided distinguished service in librarianship.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NELA made the decision not to present this award in 2020, as we did not feel there was a proper way to acknowledge and honor the contributions of a librarian deserving of this award under the circumstances.  As a result, we are pleased to present two outstanding individuals with this honor in 2021.

Jennifer Alvino: Director of the Windham Public Library in Windham, Maine
Edward Garcia: Director of the Cranston Public Library in Cranston, RI