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.
This award recognizes an individual librarian who has built a record of contributions over time that have advanced the pursuit of teaching and learning in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).
A plaque and a $1000.00 cash award, sponsored by the Instruction Section, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.
Nominees should have achieved a substantial record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas:
- Exhibits extraordinary, consistent leadership of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has broad demonstrable impact on other programs, professionals, or institutions
- Production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and learning in the library profession
- Sustained an outstanding participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of teaching and learning in a library environment
- Consistent and effective mentorship and/or professional development of other library professionals in the pursuit and support of teaching and learning in the library environment
Submissions are not currently being accepted.
Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required. Nominations must include a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered. Note: Nominees will be judged on an individual basis. This award cannot be given to a pair or group of individuals.
Questions or requests for assistance in compiling a nomination should be directed to award committee chair Nikhat J. Ghouse, firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the full award committee roster here.
Nicole Pagowsky, Associate Research & Learning Librarian and Information Literacy Instruction Program Manager, University of Arizona
- 2020 – Veronica Arellano Douglas
- 2019 – Megan Oakleaf
- 2018 – Sharon Mader
- 2017 – Mary MacDonald
- 2016 – Wendy Holliday
- 2015 – Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
- 2014 – Esther Stampfer Grassian
- 2013 – Ellysa Stern Cahoy
- 2012 – Barbara J. Mann
- 2011 – No recipient
- 2010 – Beth S. Woodard
- 2009 – Trudi E. Jacobson
- 2008 – Craig Gibson
- 2007 – Debra L. Gilchrist
- 2006 – Mary Jane Petrowski
- 2005 – Ilene F. Rockman
- 2004 – William Miller
- 2003 – Loanne Snavely
- 2002 – Randy Hensley
- 2001 – Patricia Iannuzzi
- 2000 – Carol Collier Kuhlthau
- 1999 – Mary Reichel
- 1998 – Lori Arp
- 1997 – Patricia Senn Breivik
- 1996 – Barbara A. MacAdam
- 1995 – Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson
- 1994 – Cerise Oberman
- 1993 – Hannelore Rader
- 1992 – Betsy Baker
- 1991 – Carla Stoffle
- 1990 – Joan Ormondroyd
- 1989 – Maureen Pastine
- 1988 – Sharon Hogan
- 1987 – Evan Ira Farber
- 1986 – Virginia Tiefel
- 1985 – Carolyn Kirkendall
- 1984 – Thomas Kirk