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Call for Nominations: ACRL College Libraries Section Innovation in College Librarianship Award (Deadline Dec. 6)

(via Susan Schreiner, Grays Harbor College)

CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Nomination Deadline: December 6, 2019

The purpose of the CLS Innovation Award is to recognize college librarians and staff who demonstrate successful introduction of innovation in their library through a new idea, method, project, or device that enhances student learning and/or faculty development and overall works to promote the library as integral to the achievement of the college’s mission.

The award is administered by the College Libraries Section of ACRL and will be presented at the CLS Friday Night Feast at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Award

$1,000 award and plaque, sponsored by SCELC.

Criteria

As nominee(s), the librarian(s) must have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in working with or serving undergraduates or instructors in the areas of programs, services, and operations; or creating innovations for library colleagues that facilitate their ability to better serve the library’s community.

Eligibility

At least one of the nominees must be an ALA member to be eligible for this award.
Nominees must be in an academic library setting at institutions fitting the Carnegie classifications of Baccalaureate or Masters Colleges and Universities. Canadian academic libraries are eligible if at least one nominee is an ALA member and if the nominee(s) can demonstrate their institution’s status is comparable to the Carnegie classification of Baccalaureate or Masters Colleges and Universities.

To determine if your institution qualifies under the Carnegie classifications of Baccalaureate or Masters Colleges and Universities please search your school at: http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/lookup.php

Nomination Process & Submissions

Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required. Nominations should include the following:

  1. Letter of nomination (including self-nomination) (no more than 1,000 words)
  2. Letter of recommendation, if self-nominating. Otherwise, the letter of nomination will serve as the letter of recommendation.
  3. Written description (maximum 1,000 words) of a new idea, method, project or device that enhances student learning and/or faculty development and works to promote the library as integral to the achievement of the college’s mission.
  4. Describe (maximum 500 words) the impact that it has had (or is anticipated to have) on the library and how it supports the college’s mission.
  5. Describe (maximum 500 words) what other librarians can learn from the experience and how it could be replicated in other libraries.
  6. Include evidence of work or a link to the project (i.e. what does the project look like?). This could be a syllabus, slide presentation, photos of event, a LibGuide on the project, etc.

The selected recipient will provide a statement describing the impact that the project has had on their library. This statement will be used in the announcement for the following year’s award call for nominations.

Information and Assistance

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling a nomination should be directed to Susan A. Schreiner, susan.schreiner@ghc.edu or Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org.

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