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ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Awards to USA Academic Librarians for
Innovation in Undergraduate-Serving Libraries

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Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of American Library Association, College Libraries Section; sponsored by ProQuest

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Awards of $3,000 to USA academic librarians primarily serving undergraduates to recognize innovation in college librarianship. Individual librarians and teams of librarians may be nominated for making a positive impact in the field.

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GrantWatch ID#: 147856

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Any member of ALA is eligible for this award. More information regarding membership may be found here:
-At least one applicant must have at least three years academic library experience.
-Applicant(s) must be in an academic library setting primarily serving undergraduates.
-Applicant could either be an individual or team with the primary applicant having three years of experience.

Pre-Application Information:

Electronic submissions are required. All electronic attachments should be emailed to

Nominations should include the following:
-Name, address, e-mail and phone number of self-applicant or the person you are nominating.
-Letter supporting the nomination including (no more than 1,000 words);
-Written description of the project explaining what made it innovative;
-Written description of its impact;
-What could other librarians learn from your experience?
-Provide supplemental materials for the committee to understand the purpose, content, impact and innovation (limit of three items).
-CV is required.
-Letter of recommendation, if appropriate.
-Completion of the online form:

This award is presented at the ALA Annual Conference.

Contact Information:

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

Chase Ollis

Amy E. Badertscher, CLS Award Chair
(740) 427-5605

American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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