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Minnesota Academic Innovators Award

Award to a Minnesota Librarian or Project Team
for Contributions to Academic Libraries

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Minnesota Library Association (MLA) and MLA Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD)

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Award of $300 to a Minnesota individual academic librarian or academic project team to recognize outstanding contributions to academic libraries through an innovative program, service, or project. Nominations are accepted for individuals employed by or otherwise affiliated with research or academic libraries, or organizations that promote the mission of academic libraries.

Projects, programs, or services should demonstrate creativity, quality, and innovation within the context of an academic institution. Innovation is doing something in a new way. Innovation can be a brand new idea or refining something that’s always been done with great results. Innovation will be considered very broadly and is not limited to technology. Previous winners’ projects have included embedded librarianship, community outreach, and library assessment.

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GrantWatch ID#: 144974

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be employed by or associated with an academic or research library, and/or organization that furthers the mission of academic libraries.

Nominees and nominators do NOT need to be ARLD or ACRL members to qualify.

Previous nominations may be resubmitted for consideration.

Pre-Application Information:

Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations can be made online through April 8, 2019.

The award recipient will be notified prior to ARLD Day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The award recipient will be recognized at ARLD Day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (April 26, 2019).

Contact Information:

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

Nomination Form:

Phil Dudas

Minnesota Library Association
400 S 4th St, Ste 754E
Minneapolis, MN 55415


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota