Rollins College Olin Library

Olin Library of Rollins College, winner of this year’s award in the college category, impressed the selection committee with its intentional and extensive integration into the campus community as well as academic programs.


“Underscoring its centrality to the campus, Olin Library’s renovated library space, well-designed to meet user needs and well-used, served as a place of comfort and community during Hurricane Isaac,” noted Hinchliffe. “The new organizational relationship with the Tutoring & Writing Center, the establishment of the Center for Creativity multimedia lab and initiation of a digital preservation program and digital archivist position give further evidence to this centrality. The emphasis on library performance and user satisfaction, data-information decision making and engagement with systematic assessment of student learning in general education underscore service development and improvement.”

"Everyone at the Olin Library is honored to have won the 2013 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award,” said Jonathan Miller, director of the library at Rollins College. “We are delighted that the association has recognized all the hard work we have put in, along with our partners in Information Technology and Tutoring & Writing Consulting, to making the library a vibrant hub of intellectual and community activity for the Rollins community. We could not have done this without the sustained support of faculty, staff and most importantly, students. Olin truly is their library."

Awards Won

Title Year
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.

2013 - Winner(s)