Awards & Scholarships

Carol Hole Conference Travel Grant

Awarded annually to recipients in the amount of $500 to be used towards travel and accommodation expenses and complimentary conference registration to the ABOS Annual Conference during the year they are selected.

Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student who is currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester
in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this
particular field within the Outreach Services library profession.

Innovation in Outreach Programming Awards

These awards are given to individuals or departments who have developed innovative
and effective outreach programs in the following categories:

Youth Services
Senior Services

Book Bike

Rising Star Award

Highlights the achievements of an individual new to the profession who displays a passion for
the bookmobile and outreach profession, both at work and via volunteer or association activities.
The Rising Star Award candidate must have worked in the bookmobile and outreach field for five years or less. 

Pattie Johnston Outreach Award

Presented annually to a bookmobile or outreach support staff member who has provided exemplary
service to their community through bookmobile and outreach services. Candidates must not hold
an MLIS and must work in a supportive role in their library (drivers, assistants, associates, clerks).

Karen Hake Outstanding Bookmobile Librarian Award

Presented annually to a bookmobile manager, supervisor, or MLIS librarian in recognition of their
continuous dedication and commitment to the bookmobile profession.

John Philip Excellence in Outreach Award

The John Philip Excellence in Outreach Award is given to an individual in recognition of their outstanding contributions and prominent leadership to the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services. 

If you are applying for an award and do not have access to a Google account or have any questions about
the 2024 ABOS Awards Program 
you can submit them to the ABOS Awards Committee.

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