Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

To recognize academic librarians and staff who work together as a team to develop academic libraries that are outstanding in furthering the educational missions of their institutions.


Year Began: 2000

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Frequency: Annual

The program, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, will support three annual awards of $3,000 each by type of academic library (community, college, and university). Awards will be made by an ACRL representative at a presentation at each institution receiving the award. Further recognition of award recipients will be made at the ACRL President's Program at the annual ALA conference.
Blackwell's gift will cover the outright awards and provide $3,000 for travel to presentation ceremonies.
Applications are kept in the award pool for three years. Applications may be updated each year, as long as they are received by the award deadline.

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