ACRL Awards Program

The staff of SUNY Geneseo holding the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

The Association of College and Research Libraries Association Awards Program honors the best and brightest stars of academic librarianship.

Now Accepting Nominations!

Nominations for most 2019 awards are due December 7, 2018. ACRL award committees will meet and make their selections, and winners will be announced following the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

20 ACRL awards recognize and honor the professional contributions and achievements of your peers. This special recognition by the Association of College and Research Libraries enhances the sense of personal growth and accomplishment of our members, provides our membership with role models, and strengthens the image of our membership in the eyes of employers, leadership, and the academic community as a whole. We ask you to remember the significant achievements of those we've honored in the past and recognize the contributions of your peers with your nominations. Check out the 2018 Award Winners!


ACRL Award Categories


Information is also available about starting new awards.