Special Presidential Recognition Award

About the Special Presidential Recognition Award The Special Presidential Recognition highlights excellence among members of ACRL who have provided outstanding service to the association and profession of academic librarianship.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

The Recognition may consist of a plaque, letter, or object of recognition (vase, bowl,
obelisk, etc.). No monetary award will be connected with the Recognition.



Must be an ACRL member.

Application Instructions

· Nominations from the Board may be made to the ACRL President at any time.
· It is the President's prerogative to move nominations forward to the Board.
· The Board approves any nominations.

Contact Information

Allison Payne (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) - apayne@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-2519
Fax: (312) 280-2520
American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries
50 E Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Elois Sharpe (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) - esharpe@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-5277
American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

Among the possible criteria for the Recognition:
· Transformational impact on the association and/or profession.
· Strategic and compelling advancement of the association and the profession.
· Exemplary or innovative programming or service.
· Levels of effort well beyond normal volunteer commitment and leadership


Recognition may be made at any time deemed appropriate by the President; any reception
or ceremony is likewise at the President's discretion.