ALA

Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Sponsored by Blackwell's Book Services

Award Background

Blackwell's Book Services has provided funding for an Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Program to recognize an outstanding community college, college, and university library each year. This award is to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. Blackwell's gift of $12,000 provides a $3,000 gift to each of the three winning libraries and $3,000 to support travel by an ACRL officer to the three award ceremonies.

The awards process involves a committee with two subcommittees (one for Nominations and one for Selections) to preside over this award. The Nominations subcommittee will have 6 members with staggered terms, representing different time zones and different academic library types. The Selections subcommittee will have 5 members, including the past-past-president and the past-president of ACRL, as well as three appointed members from the different types of academic libraries.

More Information

Submission Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, December 7, 2007

For guidelines, check our Guidelines page.

For answers to frequently asked questions, refer to our FAQ page.

Previous Recipients

Date
University Library
College Library
Community College Library
ACRL Recognizes Winners
2007

Georgia Institute of Technology
• Application (PDF)

Trinity University
• Application

Hostos Community College/CUNY
• Application
• Press Release (PDF)

2006

Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries
• Application
• Award Ceremony

Augustana College
• Application
• Press Release

No Recipient PDF of ad from Chronicle, March 31, 2006
2005

University of Virginia
• Application
• Press Release

Mount Holyoke College
• Application
• Press Release

Pierce College
• Application
• Press Release
• Winner's Report

PDF of ad from Chronicle, March 25, 2005
2004

University of Washington
Application
President's Letter
• Invitation to Award Ceremony

Hope College
• Application
• Press Release
• Award Presentation

Richland College
• Application

PDF of ad from Chronicle, April 2, 2004

2003

Loyola University New Orleans
Application
Provost Letter

Baruch College
• Application
Award Presentation
• Advertisement 

City College of San Francisco
Application
Award Presentation

PDF of ad from Chronicle, April 18, 2003

2002

Cornell University Library
Application

Oberlin College Library
Application

Anne Arundel Community College
Application

PDF of ad from Chronicle, March 7, 2003

2001

University of Arizona
Application

Earlham College
Application

Austin Community College
Application

PDF of ad from Chronicle, April 20, 2001

2000

North Carolina State University Libraries
Application

Wellesley College Library
Application

The College of DuPage Library
Application