ACRL's Awards program will be on hold for the 2021-2022 award season, during which time nominations will not be accepted or juried and no recipients will be chosen for any ACRL awards. For more information, please contact Lauren Carlton.
Achievement and distinguished service awards honor academic and research librarians for significant past achievements, such as publications, program development, or general leadership in the profession. Awards include a citation and may include a monetary prize.
Recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.
Recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of the librarians and library staff of a community college, college, and university library each year.
Recognizes college librarians and staff who demonstrate innovation in their library.
Recognizes significant achievement in the area of community college programs.
Honors any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of, distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.
Honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.
Recognizes a project that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming.
Recognizes an academic or law librarian who, through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.
Recognizes librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential.
Honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made outstanding contributions to women and gender studies through accomplishments and service to the profession.
*Please note that monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Lauren Carlton at firstname.lastname@example.org.