ALIA NT Recognition Award

2021 Awards

The ALIA NT Recognition Awards are an annual merit prize which celebrates and recognizes the work of a team or individual working in any sector of the library and information profession in the Northern Territory. There are two awards reflecting the unique geography of the Territory:

  • Urban Libraries Merit Award: Any library service located in a local government area servicing a population of 20,000 or above
  • Regional & Remote Libraries Merit Award: Any library service located in a local government area servicing a population of 19,999 or less.

The winners for 2021 were announced at an Awards Ceremony hosted by Libraries and Archives Northern Territory (LANT) and ALIA on 18 November. The winners were 

Urban Category

  • Winner: Andrew Aragala, City of Darwin Libraries
  • Runner Up: NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services Library

 Regional and Remote Category

  • Winner: Katherine Public Library 

 

Previous winners and nominees 

The 2020 ALIA NT Recognition Award for Urban Libraries Merit Award: any library service located in a local government area servicing a population of 20,000 or above, was jointly awarded to:

  • City of Darwin Libraries: Online Programs for Children & Youth
  • City of Palmerston: Drag Queen Storytimes

The 2020 ALIA NT Recognition Award for Regional & Remote Libraries Merit Award: any library service located in a local government area servicing a population of 19,999 or less. was awarded to:

  • Coomalie Community Libraries: Street Libraries & response to COVID-19

2020 nominees 

Urban Libraries

  • City of Darwin Libraries: Online Programs for Children & Youth
  • City of Darwin Libraries: Home Delivery with Tennis NT
  • City of Darwin Libraries: Free Fruit for Children
  • City of Palmerston: Drag Queen Storytimes

Regional & Remote Libraries

  • Alyangula Community lirbary: STEM Club
  • Coomalie Community Libraries: Street Libraries & response to COVID-19
  • Jabiru Library: Jabiru Library Services 

View the 2019 Winners

2019 Winners