Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award

About the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award This annual award recognizes an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years. The award honors Ilene F. Rockman's professional contributions to academic librarianship in the area of information literacy. This award is administered by the Instruction Section.

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Award and Frequency

$1,000 award and a plaque, sponsored by Carrick Enterprises. The award is presented in odd years virtually and during the ACRL Conference.

This award is given out on an annual basis.


Publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee. Instruction Section publications are not eligible for award consideration. Publications from 2018 and 2019 can be considered for the 2020 award.

Application Instructions

Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include a letter supporting the publication and a complete citation of the publication. Whenever possible, an electronic version of the article, book, etc., should also be included.

Send nominations to the Award Committee Chair, Chelsea M. Heinbach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

Publications are judged on the basis of relevance to the field of instruction in academic or research libraries, originality, timeliness, and quality of writing.

Note: The Awards Committee has developed a rubric in an effort to narrow the pool of nominations and to provide some guidance during the committee's selection process. Rubric scores are not the deciding factor for each year's selection. You can view the rubric here.