EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award

About the EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

This award is currently seeking sponsorship.

Prior to the 2014 award season, the award consisted of $2,500 and a citation sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This award is given out on an annual basis.


Must be an ACRL EBSS member.

Application Instructions

Electronic submissions are required. Nominations should include a completed nomination form, a letter of support, and a CV. E-mail all materials to Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University, T: (309) 556-3010, E-mail: sdaviska@iwu.edu. Questions? Contact Deborah or Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org.

If possible, 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.

Contact Information

Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018) - collis@ala.org
American Library Association
50 E Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:

  • Service to the organized profession through ACRL/EBSS and related organizations
  • Significant academic library service in the areas of education and/or behavioral sciences
  • Significant research and publication in areas of academic library services in education and/or behavioral sciences
  • Planning and implementation of academic library programs in education and/or the behavioral sciences disciplines of such exemplary quality that they could serve as a model for others.