We are seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship.
This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.
The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award:
- University, college, or community college library
- Non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources/services/support to academic libraries
The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits. Electronic submissions through the online nomination form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/atkinsonmemorial/nominate) are required. The nomination form must be completed in its entirety. Nominations must be received by the award deadline to receive consideration. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominators are encouraged to solicit additional letters that would help the committee understand the full scope of the nominee’s contributions.
Award: Plaque and cash award sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures.
NOMINATIONS DUE DECEMBER 4, 2020