Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018

This award recognizes an individual librarian who has built a record of contributions over time that have advanced the pursuit of teaching and learning in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).


A plaque and a $1000.00 cash award, sponsored by the Instruction Section, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.


Nominees should have achieved a substantial record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas:

  • Exhibits extraordinary, consistent leadership of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has broad demonstrable impact on other programs, professionals, or institutions
  • Production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and learning in the library profession
  • Sustained an outstanding participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of teaching and learning in a library environment
  • Consistent and effective mentorship and/or professional development of other library professionals in the pursuit and support of teaching and learning in the library environment


Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must be submitted with a completed nomination form, and a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered.

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.

Nominators:  Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

E-mail the nomination to IS Miriam Dudley Award Chair, Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, T: (217) 244-1880, E-mail:

View the full award committee roster here.

Note: Nominees will be judged on an individual basis. This award cannot be given to a pair or group of individuals.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018


2018 – Sharon Mader
2017 – Mary MacDonald
2016 – Wendy Holliday
2015 – Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
2014 – Esther Stampfer Grassian
2013 – Ellysa Stern Cahoy
2012 – Barbara J. Mann
2011 – No recipient
2010 – Beth S. Woodard
2009 – Trudi E. Jacobson
2008 – Craig Gibson
2007 – Debra L. Gilchrist
2006 – Mary Jane Petrowski
2005 – Ilene F. Rockman
2004 – William Miller
2003 – Loanne Snavely
2002 – Randy Hensley
2001 – Patricia Iannuzzi
2000 – Carol Collier Kuhlthau
1999 – Mary Reichel
1998 – Lori Arp
1997 – Patricia Senn Breivik
1996 – Barbara A. MacAdam
1995 – Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson
1994 – Cerise Oberman
1993 – Hannelore Rader
1992 – Betsy Baker
1991 – Carla Stoffle
1990 – Joan Ormondroyd
1989 – Maureen Pastine
1988 – Sharon Hogan
1987 – Evan Ira Farber
1986 – Virginia Tiefel
1985 – Carolyn Kirkendall
1984 – Thomas Kirk