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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2014 Winner(s)

Esther Stampfer Grassian

distinguished librarian (emerita), University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) College Library

“Esther Grassian’s deep impact on the field of information literacy has been sustained over the length of her distinguished career, including 41 years as a librarian in the UCLA College Library,” said IS Miriam Dudley Award Chair Susan Miller, visiting librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University. “Grassian’s contributions span all areas of librarianship. She is nationally recognized for her leadership, teaching, writing and presenting in the area of information literacy instruction and advocacy.

“Grassian’s extensive service to the profession ranges from local to international in scope, and includes work with the California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction, ALA, ACRL, IS, LIRT, REFORMA and the European Conference on Information Literacy,” noted Miller. “The Instruction Section is pleased to honor Esther Grassian, who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in academic libraries.”