Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

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 Chase Ollis.


Award Background

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO provides funding for an Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Program to recognize an outstanding community college, college, and university library each year. This award is to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. GOBI's gift of $12,000 provides a $3,000 gift to each of the three library recipients and $3,000 to support travel by an ACRL officer to the three award ceremonies.

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2021 Recipients

Photo of Davidson College E.H. Little Library, links to PDF application
Davidson College

College category

Photo of Tulsa Community College Library, links to PDF application
Tulsa Community College

Community College category

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Loyola Marymount University

University category

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Previous Recipients

2020

College: Nevada State College
Community College: Santa Rosa Junior College
University: University of Maryland

Announcement

2019

College: Swarthmore College
Community College: The College of Western Idaho
University: Case Western Reserve University

Announcement

2018

College: SUNY Geneseo
Community College: Naugatuck Valley Community College
University: Virginia Commonwealth University

Announcement

2017

College: Columbia College Chicago
Community College: Miami Dade College
University: Santa Clara University

Announcement

2016

College: Macalester College
Community College: Hudson County Community College
University: Atlanta University Center

Announcement

2015

College: Amherst College
Community College: Santa Fe College
University: Purdue University

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2014

College: Lafayette College
Community College: Illinois Central College
University: Cal Poly State University

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2013

College: Rollins College
Community College: Walla Walla Community College
University: Villanova University

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2012

College: Champlain College
Community College: Seattle Central Community College
University: Grand Valley State University

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2011

College: Grinnell College
Community College: Santa Barbara City College
University: Wake Forest University

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2010

College: Elmhurst College
Community College: Bucks County Community College
University: Indiana University Bloomington

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2009

College: Hollins University
Community College: Moraine Valley Community College
University: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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2008

College: Carleton College
Community College: Pasadena City College
University: McMaster University

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2007

College: Trinity University
Community College: Hostos Community College/CUNY
University: Georgia Institute of Technology

Chronicle Announcement

2006

College: Augustana College  (see also: Augustana College Press Release)
Community College: No Community College recipient
University: Rochester Institute of Technology

Chronicle Announcement

2005

College: Mount Holyoke College (see also: Mount Holyoke College Press Release)
Community College: Pierce College (see also: Pierce College Winner's Report)
University: University of Virginia (see also: University of Virginia Press Release)

Chronicle Announcement

2004

College: Hope College (see also: Hope College Award Presentation)
Community College: Richland College
University: University of Washington  (see also: University of Washington President's Letter)

Chronicle Announcement

2003

College: Baruch College
Community College: City College of San Francisco (see also: City College of San Francisco Award Presentation)
University: Loyola University New Orleans (see also: Loyola University New Orleans Provost Letter)

Chronicle Announcement

2002

College: Oberlin College
Community College: Anne Arundel Community College
University: Cornell University

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2001

College: Earlham College
Community College: Austin Community College
University: University of Arizona

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2000

College: Wellesley College
Community College: The College of DuPage
University: North Carolina State University