Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Sponsored by YBP Library Services

Award Background

YBP Library Services provides funding for an Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Program to recognize an outstanding community college, college, and university library each year. This award is to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. YBP Library Service's gift of $12,000 provides a $3,000 gift to each of the three winning libraries and $3,000 to support travel by an ACRL officer to the three award ceremonies.

More Information

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015

For guidelines, check our Guidelines page.

For answers to frequently asked questions, refer to our FAQ page.

Previous Recipients

(Click to view the application of each winning institution)

2016
Link to Atlanta University Center application
  Link to Macalester College application  Link to Hudson County Community College application
Announcement

2015
Link to Purdue University application
  Link to Amherst College application  Link to Santa Fe College application
Announcement

2014
Link to Cal Poly State University application  Link to Lafayette College application  Link to Illinois Central College application
Announcement

2013

University: Villanova University
College: Rollins College
Community College: Walla Walla Community College

Announcement

2012

University: Grand Valley State University
College: Champlain College
Community College: Seattle Central Community College

Announcement

2011

University: Wake Forest University
College: Grinnell College
Community College: Santa Barbara City College

Announcement

2010

University: Indiana University Bloomington
College: Elmhurst College
Community College: Bucks County Community College

Announcement

2009

University: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
College: Hollins University
Community College: Moraine Valley Community College

Announcement

2008

University: McMaster University
College: Carleton College
Community College: Pasadena City College

Announcement | Chronicle Announcement

2007

University: Georgia Institute of Technology
College: Trinity University
Community College: Hostos Community College/CUNY

Chronicle Announcement

2006

University: Rochester Institute of Technology (see also: Rochester Institute of Technology Ceremony)
College: Augustana College  (see also: Augustana College Press Release)
Community College: No Community College recipient

Chronicle Announcement

2005

University: University of Virginia (see also: University of Virginia Press Release)
College: Mount Holyoke College (see also: Mount Holyoke College Press Release)
Community College: Pierce College (see also: Pierce College Winner's Report)

Chronicle Announcement

2004

University: University of Washington  (see also: University of Washington President's Letter)
College: Hope College (see also: Hope College Award Presentation)
Community College: Richland College

Chronicle Announcement

2003

University: Loyola University New Orleans (see also: Loyola University New Orleans Provost Letter)
College: Baruch College
Community College: City College of San Francisco (see also: City College of San Francisco Award Presentation)

Chronicle Announcement

2002

University: Cornell University
College: Oberlin College
Community College: Anne Arundel Community College

Chronicle Announcement

2001

University: University of Arizona
College: Earlham College
Community College: Austin Community College

Chronicle Announcement

2000

University: North Carolina State University
College: Wellesley College
Community College: The College of DuPage