ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Awards Committee


To identify worthy nominees and encourage their application, market the availability of and application process for award to the academic library community, facilitate the completion of the application process, select award recipients, monitor applicant pools and application updates, and recommend changes to award web site information.


Julie Ann Garrison (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Kevin Butterfield (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Kerry Creelman (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Alison Marie Larsen (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Laura Mondt (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Julie Ann Garrison (Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

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  • The committee will be chaired by the immediate past-president of ACRL; have two members, with staggered terms, representing each type of library section with the committee members recommended by each section’s vice-chair/chair-elect; and have a member representing Chapters Council.
  • Effort should be made to have geographic distribution across the committee membership.
  • Since it is important that the vice-chair/chair be knowledgeable about the responsibilities and concerns of the committee, it is suggested that the committee vice-chair/chair be selected from the existing committee membership.

Specific Tasks

  • Report decisions to the ACRL Executive Director and ACRL President before the close of the Midwinter Meeting.
  • Annually report to the ACRL Board of Directors about the nomination process, quality of applicant pool, and any issues or concerns that need Board discussion.


The Excellence in Academic Libraries Awards Committee was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at its 2011 Annual Conference meeting in New Orleans.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

For more information about the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, visit the award page here.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616
Work: 312-280-5285