Outstanding Collaboration Citation

About the Outstanding Collaboration Citation
This Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation, or archiving of library materials. It recognizes a demonstrated benefit from actions, services, or products that improve and benefit providing and managing library collections.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

A citation

This award is given out on an annual basis.


Any project that supports the criteria and purpose is eligible.

Application Instructions

 Each nomination shall include:

  • Written justification for the citation in terms of demonstrated outcomes in work achieved through actions, services, or products; how the achievement contributed to the fulfillment of needs in the work of collection management or technical services and any other factors relevant to the merit of the achievement;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Nominee’s contact information.


Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

The citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred.
Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and other individuals or groups such as: publishers, vendors, cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in collection management or technical services working environments.
Development of industry standards (licensing, COUNTER, technology)
Breaking barriers to enable budget conscientious actions (inflation control, setting serials pricing far enough in advance of renewals, cooperative cataloging or preservation initiatives)
Innovative publications products or services that meet an industry need (ERMI, first link resolver, software to enhance productivity or user access)


Recipient notified after Midwinter