Thursday, October 6, 2011

Louisiana Library Association Outstanding Academic Librarian of the Year: Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition?

The Academic Section of the Louisiana Library Association annually presents the Outstanding
Academic Librarian Award to publicly recognize an individual who has made an especially
significant contribution to further the development of academic libraries/librarians/librarianship
within Louisiana.

Evaluation Criteria are:
1.      Participates actively in professional activities which enrich the ability of academic
librarians to enhance library usage.
2.      Conducts research which enriches the ability of library users to more fully utilize current
information resources and technology and shares this research with other Louisiana
academic librarians. This can be demonstrated either through publication or through public presentations.
3.      Serves as a model for other librarians or potential librarians who can help further the
impact of Louisiana academic libraries on the education and/or livelihood of Louisiana’s
students and residents.

Complete Award guidelines are posted at the LLA webpage

Deadline for submitting letters of nomination is December 1, 2011.

Letters of nomination should include:
1.      The nominee’s full name, work address, telephone number, and e-mail address
2.      An outline of the nominee's contributions to academic librarianship.
3.      List of all special accomplishments credited to the nominee which demonstrate the three evaluation criteria.

Nomination letters and questions can be submitted to Sybil Boudreaux, Outstanding Academic
Librarian Award Committee Chair at or at 504-280-1157.
Michael Matthews MLIS
Head of Serials, Media & Interlibrary Loan Services
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Watson Memorial Library, Room 311-D
Natchitoches, LA 71497

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