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American Library Association: Excellence in Libraries Award

Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Excellence in Libraries Awards 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. An academic library may demonstrate excellence as a team of librarians and staff in furthering the educational mission of its institution through one or more of the following, or in other ways that reflect the purpose and philosophy of this award:

  • Creativity and innovation in meeting the needs of their academic community
  • Leadership in developing and implementing exemplary programs that other libraries can emulate
  • Substantial and productive relationships with classroom faculty and students

Amount: Three awards of $3,000 will be made, one to each type of academic library (e.g., community college, college, and university).

Eligibility: Academic libraries, including university libraries, college libraries, and community college libraries. The applicant must agree to take responsibility for organizing and funding a recognition ceremony on campus to receive the award.

Link: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/excellenceguidelines

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