Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

About the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award To recognize academic librarians and staff who work together as a team to develop academic libraries that are outstanding in furthering the educational missions of their institutions.

Administered by:

Association of College and Research Libraries logo

College

2020 Winner(s)

Nevada State College

“The culture of the Marydean Martin Library and the commitment of library leadership to providing space and opportunities for their staff to engage in team building, along with their attention to the morale of their librarians, staff, and student employees, empowers library staff to own and contribute to the campus mission." - Cheryl A. Middleton, Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Committee Chair.


Community College

2020 Winner(s)

Santa Rosa Junior College

“Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries presented a compelling story of learning services and programs that serve the faculty, staff, and students of their institution,” noted Middleton. “The libraries have redesigned their spaces and services based on extensive student input, which has received an overwhelmingly positive response from students." - Cheryl A. Middleton, Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Committee Chair.


University

2020 Winner(s)

University of Maryland

“The University of Maryland Libraries stand out amongst their peers for the development of a robust library staff culture of innovation, as well as their extensive collaborations and engagement with the university’s core curriculum, students, and faculty. The influence and impact of the libraries’ partnerships can be seen throughout the institution.” - Cheryl A. Middleton, Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Committee Chair.