ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Awards Committee

Charge

To identify worthy nominees and encourage their application, market the availability of and application process for award to the academic library community, facilitate the completion of the application process, select award recipients, monitor applicant pools and application updates, and recommend changes to award web site information.

Roster

Cheryl A. Middleton (Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Lauren Pressley (Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Karen Munro (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Lauren Pressley (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Jacquelyn A. Bryant (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Kerry Creelman (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Martin D. House (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Dena Holiman Hutto (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Melissa Johnson (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Leo S. Lo (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Edward J. Rock (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Luke Vilelle (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Scott Walter (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Alice Harrington Wilson (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Karen Munro (Board Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Lauren Pressley (Board Liaison, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)

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Composition

The committee will be chaired by the immediate past-president of ACRL; have two members, with staggered terms, representing each type of library section with the committee members recommended by each section’s vice-chair/chair-elect; and have a member representing Chapters Council. Effort should be made to have geographic distribution across the committee membership.

Specific Tasks

  • Report decisions to the ACRL Executive Director and ACRL President before the close of the Midwinter Meeting.
  • Annually report to the ACRL Board of Directors about the nomination process, quality of applicant pool, and any issues or concerns that need Board discussion.

Origin

The Excellence in Academic Libraries Awards Committee was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at its 2011 Annual Conference meeting in New Orleans.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

For more information about the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, visit the award page here.

Staff Liaison

Chase Ollis
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2521
E-mail: collis@ala.org