NCLA Distinguished Service AwardsThis award is presented every two years, or when deemed appropriate, to a member of the Association who has made significant contributions to the profession. Criteria include distinguished service to North Carolina, significant service or other professional contributions provided during either a short or long span of time, and service resulting in a regional or national impact on librarianship in general. Nominees may include librarians, paraprofessionals and other professionals in the profession and can be awarded posthumously.
Honorary MembershipsHonorary memberships are presented to lay citizens who have made outstanding contributions to the development of libraries and library programs in the state.
Life MembershipsLife Memberships are given to retired librarians whose contributions to the state and the profession were especially notable.
Ray Moore AwardThe Ray Moore Award is presented to the author of the best article about public librarianship published in North Carolina Libraries during the preceding biennium
Marilyn Miller Award for Professional Commitment, Women's Issues in Librarianship Roundtable