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Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Awards to USA IHE Libraries to Recognize
Outstanding, Collaborative Library Staff

GrantWatch ID#: 174849
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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

12/02/16 Receipt

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Awards of $3,000 to recognize a USA community college, college, and university library for the accomplishments of librarians and staff. Awards are intended to recognize librarians and library staff that come together as a team to support the mission of their institution. Criteria for the award include:

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.

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.


YBP Library Services provides a $3,000 gift to each of the three winning libraries and $3,000 to support travel by an ACRL officer to the three award ceremonies.

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

Electronic submissions are required.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

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

ACRL Task Force on Academic Library Outcomes:

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education:

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

Applicants must submit an application form and supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis,

Questions to:

Karen A. Williams, Dean of University Libraries
(520) 621-6432

University of Arizona
1510 E University Blvd
Main Library A349
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055

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