APALA issues a number of awards each year to help support its members and Asian Pacific American literature.


APALA Scholarship

The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student of Asian or Pacific background who is enrolled, or has been accepted into, a master’s or doctoral degree program in library and/or information science at a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). More Here….


Travel Grant

The APALA Travel Award will provide $500.00 to support attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The Travel Award will fund one APALA member to attend the conference and will be used to help cover registration and travel expenses. More Here….


Literature Awards

The goal is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit. More Here….


Emerging Leader Sponsorship

Each year, APALA sponsors a member to participate in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. APALA will contribute up to $1000 for expenses ($500 each conference). More Here….


Sheila Suen Lai Research Grant

The purpose of this research award is to encourage APALA members to engage in research activities with a contribution toward library and information science in general and APA librarianship in particular. More Here….


Talk Story

A literacy program that reaches out to Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children and their families. The program celebrates and explores their stories through books, oral traditions, and art to provide an interactive, enriching experience. More Here….