Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award
Deadline for nominations is December 1.
This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship, and recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians that have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and library development and research.
The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award:
- University, college, or community college library
- Non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources/services/support to academic libraries
The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits.
Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include documentation that indicates the name, address, and phone number of both the nominating party and the nominee as well as a narrative supporting the nomination, and a current vita. Nominators are encouraged to solicit additional letters that would help the committee understand the full scope of the nominee’s contributions.
Please e-mail the nomination to Casey Kinson, firstname.lastname@example.org. If sending multiple files, each file name must include the nominee's name.
The award consists of a citation and a cash award, which is is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson. The award is jointly sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).
The award is presented during the ALA Annual Conference at the sponsoring divisions' award ceremony. Divisions share presenting the award on a rotating schedule.
For nomination information or if you have questions, please contact Casey Kinson, email@example.com.
|2011||Carol Mandel||2012||John F. Helmer||2013||Lizabeth A. Wilson|
|2010||Paula T. Kaufman||2000||Kenneth Frazier||1990||Russell Shank|
|2009||Ray English||1999||Susan K. Nutter||1989||Thomas Michalak|
|2008||No Recipient||1998||Arnold Hirshon||1988||Richard M. Dougherty|
|2007||James G. Neal||1997||William Gray Potter|
|2006||Nancy Cline||1996||Thomas W. Shaughnessy|
|2005||Paul M. Gherman||1995||Nancy L. Eaton|
|2004||Jerome Yavarkovsky||1994||Dorothy Gregor|
|2003||Wendy Pradt Lougee||1993||Richard De Gennaro|
|2002||Harold W. Billings||1992||Miriam Drake|
|2001||Larry Frye||1991||Donald E. Riggs|