Awards program seeks Alaska's supporters of literature and literacy

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2009

JUNEAU - Alaska Center for the Book is seeking nominations for its annual Contributions to Literacy in Alaska Awards.

The awards recognize people and institutions who have made a significant contribution in literacy, the literary arts, or the preservation of the written or spoken word in Alaska. Previous CLIA award winners include librarians, teachers, writers, tutors, historians, booksellers, reading programs, Web sites and others dedicated to making the world a better place through the gift of language. From Sisters in Crime to Babies & Books, more than 50 people and organizations have been honored over the past 17 years.

Alaska Center for the Book is the state's affiliate with the Center for the Book in the U.S. Library of Congress. Founded in 1991, ACB is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization aimed at stimulating public interest in literacy throughout Alaska through the spoken and written word. Aalska Center for the Book participates in Reading Rendezvous, Letters About Literature, LitSite Alaska, the National Book Festival, and other events and programs.

This year's CLIA Award nominations are due Nov. 6. The nomination form and information on past winners is available at For more information, or to request a faxed nomination form, call 907-764-1604 or e-mail

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