Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

Who should apply for an innovation award in college librarianship?

Did your library undertake a unique project?
Is someone developing a new program for your staff or for students?
Is your new librarian starting a creative project ?
Are the faculty raving about a newly redesigned instruction program?

If you, a colleague or anyone on your staff is thinking outside the box, or even outside the library we would like to hear about it. Please encourage your staff or your colleagues to apply for the CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award. We encourage anyone with an innovative project, program, marketing plan, or other creative pursuit to apply. Nominations are also welcome!
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2011 See details below.

CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award

A $3,000 donation by ProQuest. The award is administered by the College Libraries Section of ACRL and is presented at the ALA Annual Conference.

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.

Any member of ALA is eligible for this award.
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.
Nomination Process & Submissions

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.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2011
Information and Assistance

Questions or requests for assistance in compiling an nomination should be directed to Amy E. Badertscher, Director of Library Services, Kenyon College Libraries, T: (740) 427-5605, E-mail: or Jessica O'Brien, Technology and Learning Support Librarian, Lenoir-Rhyne University Carl A. Rudisill Library, T: (828) 328-7452, E-mail: or Megan Griffin,