This conference sponsorship award honors any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.
The award is administrated by the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS).
A plaque to honor the winner’s achievements and $1,200 to attend the ALA Annual Conference sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:
- Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation and/or leadership
- Participate in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
- Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
- Significant research, publication, or presentations in areas of distance learning librarianship
Applicants or nominators must send one completed copy of the award nomination form to the DLS Award Co-Chairs, Melissa Atkinson, Abilene Christian University, E-mail: email@example.com or Cynthia L. Thomes, University of Maryland University College, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-nominations are also encouraged.
Submissions must also include three letters of nomination or support (maximum two pages double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font) and a current resume/curricula vitae (CV). Completed applications and all supporting materials must be received by the specified deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
View the full award committee roster here.
Victoria (Torrie) Raish, Pennsylvania State University
- 2018 – Marcia E. Rapchak, Duquesne University
- 2017 – Heather Blicher, Northern Virginia Community College
- 2016 – Elizabeth Brumfield, Prairie View A&M University
- 2015 – Christina Sibley, Arizona Western College
- 2014 – Frederick Stielow, American Public University System
- 2013 – Jane M. Hutton, West Chester University
- 2012 – Johanna Ruth Tuñón, Nova Southeastern University
- 2011 – Cassandra Kvenild, University of Wyoming
- 2010 – Thomas E. Abbott, University of Maine at Augusta
- 2009 – Jack Fritts, Benedictine University
- 2008 – Harvey Gover, Washington State University Tri-Cities
- 2007 – Anne Marie Casey, Central Michigan University
- 2006 – Monica Hines Craig, Central Michigan University
- 2005 – Martha Kreszock, Appalachian State University
- 2004 – Susan S. Lowe, University of Maine System