Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee


To honor the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson by soliciting nominations and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of academic librarians who have worked in the areas of library automation or library management and have made contributions (including risk taking) toward the improvement of library services or to library development or research. The award is jointly sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, and is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.


Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025)

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• Significant experience with sponsoring division and the profession.
• Past representatives had 15+ years of experience as members of their sponsoring divisions.
• One member representing college and research libraries, one member representing library collections and technical services, one member representing library leadership and management, and one member representing library and information technology.


The Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee was created jointly by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.


For more information about the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, visit the award page here.

Staff Liaison

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