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Awards & Grants

ILA Maryann Manning Special Service Award

The International Literacy Association (ILA) Maryann Manning Special Service Award is a nonmonetary award given annually to an individual who has demonstrated a lifelong commitment of exceptional and distinguished service to the field of literacy. ILA members apply or are nominated by peers for this award.

Deadline: June 1, 2020



Recent recipients


Tilka Jamnik

Tilka Jamnik, Oton Župančič Library, Slovenia



Diane Barone


ILA Special Service Award: Carmelita Williams


ILA Special Service Award: Lesley M. Morrow


Betty H. Yarborough
Betty Dean Newman
Carol S. Owles

ILA Special Service Award: Carrice Cummins


For additional information, contact ILAAwards@reading.org.