Considering a New Award?

Note: As of Fall 2018, the ACRL Board has set a five-year moratorium on the establishment of any new awards in order to consider investment in other strategic initiatives. The ACRL Board will revisit the process for establishing new awards in Fall 2023.

Except during this temporary moratorium period, any person or group inside or outside of ACRL may propose the establishment of a new ACRL award to be administered either at the division committee or section level.

For more information about establishing a new award, please see the following resources:

Please contact Chase Ollis,, for detailed information regarding nomination procedures, criteria and standards, and further contact information.