ACRL/IS Awards Committee


To recognize outstanding scholarship, instructional programming, and leadership among our colleagues by choosing the recipients of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award, the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award, and the Instruction Section Innovation Award. The committee will proactively research possible nominees for these awards and solicit nominations widely from membership, and convey their decisions to the Executive Committee. The committee will periodically review the selection criteria for honorees; coordinate publicity related to individual awards and award recipients according to ALA/ACRL award procedures; update information about award winners on the Section web site; and update the internal documents that guide the committee. The Committee also coordinates the awards ceremony, plaques and certificates, and invites the honorees to the IS Soiree. The committee will also regularly evaluate the need for new awards and investigate ongoing funding sources. 


Ms. Elana Deana Karshmer (Chair, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)
Amy L. Deuink (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mandi Goodsett (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)
Maoria Kirker (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Catherine Fraser Riehle (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Rebecca Jo Starkey (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Mark Szarko (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)
Anna Mary Williford (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Mrs. Ellysa Stern Cahoy (Liaison, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)

Displaying active committee roster as of 06/24/2016. Last retrieved on 06/24/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Get Involved

Volunteer applications for ACRL appointments are accepted through February 15 for service the following term, which begins July 1. Visit for more information and a link to the volunteer form.

For more information about the Instruction Section awards, visit the Miriam Dudley Award page here, the Innovation Award page here, and the Ilene F. Rockman Award page here.

Staff Liaison

Chase Ollis
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2521