Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

About the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).

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Award and Frequency

$1,000 donation by Elsevier on behalf of its library and information science program. The award is administered by the Instruction Section of ACRL and is presented at the ALA Annual Conference.

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

No restrictions.

Application Instructions

Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee with a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered.

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

E-mail the nomination to IS Miriam Dudley Award Chair, Christy Stevens, Cal Poly Pomona University Library, T: (909) 869-4236, E-mail: crstevens@csupomona.edu

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

Contact Information

Susanna Maria Eng-Ziskin (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015) - collis@ala.org
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning and implementation of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has served as a model for other programs nationally or regionally
  • Production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and information-seeking strategies in a college or research institution
  • Sustained participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of academic instruction in a library environment
  • Promotion, development, and integration of education for instruction in ALA accredited library schools or professional continuing education programs that have served as models for other courses and programs