Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee


To honor the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson by soliciting nominations and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of an academic librarian who has worked in the areas of library automation or library management and has made contributions (including risk taking) toward the improvement of library services or to library development or research. The award is jointly sponsored by the association of college and research libraries (ACRL), the library administration and management association (LLAMA), the library and information technology association (LITA), and the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.


Dr. Theresa S. Byrd (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2018)
Bruce Chr. Johnson (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2019)
Colby Mariva Riggs (LITA Representative, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016)
Mark Stover (LLAMA Representative, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2017)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)

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• Significant experience with ACRL and the profession.
• Past ACRL representatives had 15+ years of experience as ACRL members.
• One member from each division, who serves as chair in the fourth and final year of his/her term.


The Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee was created jointly by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

Get Involved

Volunteer applications for ACRL division-level committees are accepted through February 15 for service the following committee term, which begins July 1. Visit for more information and a link to the volunteer form.

For more information about the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, visit the award page here.

Staff Liaison

Chase Ollis
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2521