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Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Awards to USA and Canada IHE Libraries to Recognize
Outstanding and Collaborative Library Staff

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Library Association (ALA) - Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Deadline Date:

12/06/19 Receipt

Description:

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Awards of $3,000 to USA and Canada community college, college, and university libraries to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and staff. Awards are intended to recognize library staff and librarians for coming together as a team to support their institution's mission.

Criteria

  1. Demonstrate how academic librarians and staff work together as a team to develop an academic library that is outstanding in furthering the educational mission of its parent institution.
  2. The criteria for recognizing excellence will emphasize "outcomes" rather than "inputs" as the best measures of quality. "Outcomes" are defined by the  ACRL Task Force on Academic Library Outcomes and reflected in the philosophy of  Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Potential nominees are referred to these documents. 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.
  3. Agree to take responsibility for organizing and funding a recognition ceremony on campus to receive the award.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174849

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$12,000

Number of Grants:

3

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award provides a $3,000 gift to each of the three winning libraries (by type of academic library - community, college, and university) and $3,000 to support travel by an ACRL officer to the three award ceremonies.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

USA and Canada community college, college, and university libraries may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Nomination Deadline: December 6, 2019

The award committee will be actively seeking those libraries that are most exemplary in their outstanding support of the mission of their institution and will encourage them to submit an application for the award. In addition, libraries are strongly encouraged to self-nominate. Nominations from all libraries will be treated equally.

Interested parties should feel free to contact the chair and/or the members of the award committee for additional information.

Applications are kept in the award pool for two years, and an updated application is required to remain in the pool for a third year. Applications may be updated each year, as long as they are received by the award deadline.

Guidelines:
http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/excellenceacademic

FAQs:
http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/excellencefaq

ACRL Task Force on Academic Library Outcomes:
http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/whitepapers/taskforceacademic

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education:
http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/standardslibraries

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online nomination form:
http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/excellenceacademic/application

Interested parties should feel free to contact the chair and/or the members of the award committee for additional information.

Chair:
Cheryl A. Middleton
Oregon State University Libraries
Work Phone: (541) 737-8527
Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu

Or Contact:
Chase Ollis
collis@ala.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon