Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award

Icon that links to nomination submission formSubmission Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018

The ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

Award

Sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO. Plaque and $5,000 award.

Criteria

This award recognizes and honors achievement in such areas as:

  • Service to the organized profession through the Association of College and Research Libraries and related organizations
  • Significant and influential research on academic or research library service
  • Publication of a body of scholarly and/or theoretical writing contributing to academic or research library development
  • Planning and implementing a library program of such exemplary quality that it has served as a model for others

Submissions

Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required. The nomination form must be completed in its entirety. Nominations must be received by December 7, 2018, to receive consideration. Individuals may nominate themselves or others.

Supporting documents to accompany the nomination form include:

  • a letter from you supporting the nomination
  • a current vita for the person being nominated
  • as many letters as you wish from other librarians supporting the nomination
  • a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi), which will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting

All letters of support should be compiled by the nominator and uploaded through the nomination form as a single PDF (max size 20MB). Applications are kept in the award pool for three years. Applications may be updated each year, as long as they are received by the award deadline.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018

Information & Assistance

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling a nomination should be directed to the chair, Jennifer Leigh Fabbi, California State University San Marcos, T: (760) 750-4350, E-mail: jfabbi@csusm.edu or Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org.

View the full award committee roster here.

2018 Recipient

David W. Lewis
2018 David W. Lewis
Press Release
Acceptance

Previous Recipients

  • 2017 – Loretta Parham: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2016 – Susan K. Nutter: Press Release
  • 2015 – Robert A. Seal: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2014 – Tim Bucknall: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2013 – Patricia Iannuzzi: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2012 – Paula Kaufman: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2011 – Janice Welburn: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2010 – Maureen Sullivan: Press Release
  • 2009 – Gloriana St.Clair: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2008 – Peter Hernon: Press Release | Acceptance
  • 2007 – Lizabeth (Betsy) A. Wilson: Acceptance
  • 2006 – Ray English: Acceptance
  • 2005 – Ravindra Nath (R.N.) Sharma: Acceptance
  • 2004 – Tom Kirk: Acceptance
  • 2003 – Ross Atkinson
  • 2002 – Shelley E. Phipps
  • 2001 – Larry Hardesty
  • 2000 – Sharon Hogan
  • 1999 – Hannelore B. Rader
  • 1998 – Allen B. Veaner
  • 1997 – James G. Neal
  • 1996 – Ralph Russell
  • 1995 – Joseph Boisse
  • 1994 – Irene Braden Hoadley
  • 1993 – William A. Moffett
  • 1992 – Carla Stoffle
  • 1991 – Richard DeGennaro
  • 1990 – Patricia Battin
  • 1989 – John P. McGowan
  • 1988 – Edward G. Holley
  • 1987 – Duane Webster
  • 1986 – Margaret Beckman
  • 1985 – Jessie Carney Smith
  • 1984 – Richard D. Johnson
  • 1983 – Richard Dougherty
  • 1982 – William Budington
  • 1981 – Beverly Lynch
  • 1980 – Evan Farber
  • 1979 – Henriette Avram & Frederick G. Kilgour
  • 1978 – Keyes D. Metcalf and Robert B. Downs