Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year: Call for Nominations

IACRL annually bestows the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to academic or research librarianship, and particularly those whose activities have had notable effects within Illinois. The award will be presented at the ILA Annual Conference, to be held at the Peoria Civic Center, October 9-11, 2012. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor the achievements of friends and colleagues.A nominee should have demonstrated achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Service to the organized profession through ILA, IACRL, and related organizations
  • Significant and influential academic or research library service
  • Contributions to the development of academic or research librarianship through research or publication
  • Planning and implementing a library program of exemplary quality

Submissions must consist of a letter explaining how the nominee meets the criteria. If possible, a vita or resume should be included. Other documentation, such as letters of support, will also be considered. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2012. Letters and supporting documentation should be sent to the ILA office ( / fax: 312-644-1899).For more information, contact IACRL Awards Committee Chairperson Elizabeth Clarage at (815) 713-8479 or, or visit Nominate a Colleague – Nominate Yourself! ~~