The 2014 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open, closing December 1, 2013. They have created two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction. The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference. For full information go to http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards and follow the links. As far as I can see it isn't restricted to American librarians. Photo by Sheila Webber: Gardens at the bay, Singapore, August 2013.