Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO 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. GOBI'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.

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2019 Recipients

(Click to view the application of each winning institution)

Case Western Reserve University  Swarthmore College  The College of Western Idaho

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Previous Recipients

2018
Link to Virginia Commonwealth University application  Link to SUNY Geneseo application  Link to Naugatuck Valley Community College application
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2017
Link to Santa Clara University application  Link to Columbia College Chicago application  Link to Miami Dade College application
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2016
Link to Atlanta University Center application  Link to Macalester College application  Link to Hudson County Community College application
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2015
Link to Purdue University application  Link to Amherst College application  Link to Santa Fe College application
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2014

College: Lafayette College
Community College: Illinois Central College
University: Cal Poly State University

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2013

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

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2012

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

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2011

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

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2010

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

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2009

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

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2008

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

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2007

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

Chronicle Announcement

2006

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

Chronicle Announcement

2005

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

Chronicle Announcement

2004

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

Chronicle Announcement

2003

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

Chronicle Announcement

2002

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

Chronicle Announcement

2001

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

Chronicle Announcement

2000

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