Syndicate content

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community Community

In: Alumni Groups, Diversity, Professional Development, Scholarships, Students
View:   Faces | List

Discussion Senior Assistant Librarian for Collection Development, Cal State Long Beach (apply by Dec 4)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:51 am

Minimum Qualifications

  • MLIS or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program.
  • Minimum of two years of library experience (preferably in an academic setting).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional and electronic scholarly publishing environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a collections budget and collection related projects.
  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform rational decision-making.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel or equivalent tool(s).
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research activities and service commitments required for a tenure-track position in the Library.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and patrons, e.g. faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, in one or more of the following areas: licensing, negotiating, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment.
  • Familiarity with collections-related data standards, protocols, and tools such as COUNTER and SUSHI
  • Demonstrated knowledge of innovative or emerging technologies and ability to apply these concepts to library efforts.



  • Provide leadership in developing and sustaining collection development activities.
  • Assume chief responsibility for license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, collection budget management, and consortial relations within the CSU.
  • Collaborate closely with all departments on collection issues including Technical Services, Access Services and the E-resources Coordinator.
  • Support the librarians on selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the curricular, research and mission of Long Beach State programs, and departments.
  • Utilize metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of collection management.
  • Compile and analyze collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with Library, campus, CSU, and national statistical reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate faculty and student requests to determine suitability for the collection, considering the collection development policy, date of published information, and product availability from library vendors.
  • Responds to suggestions and requests in a timely manner.
  • Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose research and information services desk approximately 6 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
  • Provide library instruction services to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience.
  • Provide consultation services with faculty, staff, and students to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience.
  • Serve as the Library’s subject specialist to a department (or departments) to be specified upon hiring that complements the candidate’s subject background and experience, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Work closely with library faculty, staff, and other members of the University community as appropriate.
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 



Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript


Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.  All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document to:

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Collection Development Librarian Search Committee

California State University, Long Beach

University Library

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

562-985-7839 and/or

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin December 4, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)




A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Discussion Assessment and Analytics Librarian/Specialist, University of Arizona Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:41 am

The University of Arizona Libraries (UAL) is reimagining its strategic planning and assessment approaches, applying design thinking principles as we establish more responsive, user-centered methods to this work.

The University of Arizona Libraries (UAL) is reimagining its strategic planning and assessment approaches, applying design thinking principles as we establish more responsive, user-centered methods to this work. Our assessment program will be critical as we evaluate the impact of our services and resources on student success, the University’s research enterprise, and our community engagement as a land grant institution. Our refreshed approach leads us to recruit an enterprising, creative, and engaged Librarian/Specialist to lead and coordinate our assessment efforts.  The Assessment and Analytics Librarian/Specialist coordinates, expands, and enhances assessment and data analytics activities across UAL.  

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the position posting at


Discussion Technology Development Manager, Dayton Metro Library (apply by Oct 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:36 am

Technology Development Manager

Dayton Metro Library

Technology Development Manager

Dayton Metro Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a Technology Development Manager to join our Information Technology Services team.  This position reports to our Information Technology Services Director and supervises our Web Developers as well as our Integrated Library System Administrator (a total of three staff members).  The ideal candidate will be well-versed on emerging technology opportunities for public libraries and have experience with implementation.  Previous manager experience is a plus!  Join our team today!

Essential Job Duties

·  Works with the Information Technology Services Director to establish goals and objectives for Information Technology Services which support the Library’s mission.

·  Directly supervises and schedules employees in assigned division including the Integrated Library Systems Administrator and the Web Developers. Serves as liaison between administration and staff.

· Recommends and develops plans for providing innovative technologies for the enhancement of the user experience, for in-library users as well as remote users.

· Engages with staff and the public to determine technology needs and requirements, provide solutions, and evaluate usage. 

· Develops strategy and timetable for implementation of initiatives to continue connecting our users to the library and each other with technology. Coordinates implementation with vendors, management, and staff.

· Coordinates with the Staff Development Coordinator to ensure staff training of new technologies.

· Coordinates with the Systems Manager to ensure new technologies’ integration into public computing environment.

· Keeps up-to-date with changes in the consumer technology environment to help and continually watches for emerging technologies that should be integrated into services for library users.

· Prepares and monitors division budget.


Job Qualifications

· Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited  program; or  four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a technology-related field.

· Database and database management skills, computer programming skills and software troubleshooting skills required. Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to library services.   Ability to integrate technology into library applications. 

· Ability to work with and configure multiple operating systems and consumer devices.

· Experience with management of technology implementation projects. 

· Ability to plan, schedule and oversee department personnel and operations. 

· Ability to prepare and administer budgets.

· Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. 

· Managerial experience is a plus.

· Occasional on-call support required.


Compensation and Benefits:  Pay range minimum is $63,985 annually with an exceptional benefits package.


Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at by October 17, 2017.


Discussion Collection Management Librarian, Berry College, GA

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:34 am



Memorial Library, Berry College (GA) seeks a creative, highly motivated professional who is a clear communicator, technologically savvy, and committed to library user success. This position is focused on providing library-wide leadership in acquiring, managing, and evaluating library resources. The librarian will coordinate integrated access and discovery to resources in all formats and work closely with library colleagues. The incumbent’s day-to-day responsibilities will change as projects and collaborative opportunities present themselves. Being adept at handling multiple responsibilities is critical, as are strong and effective communication skills. Position also includes reference, instruction, and collection development responsibilities. Full-time 12-month position. Competitive benefits package including vacation, paid holidays, generous insurance and retirement options, tuition remission, and free membership in the college’s state-of-the-art fitness center. View the full position description.


ALA-accredited MLS; enthusiasm and passion for meeting the needs of library users; aptitude for actively developing knowledge of current and emerging trends in library collection management; demonstrated ability to function independently as well as in a team environment; ability to provide effective mentoring and supervision for library student workers; excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Projected start date is January 2, 2018. Transcripts and background checks will be required of finalists. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, the contact information for three professional references and a Berry application through the link below. Any additional materials can be sent to


Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College provides an integrated education that unites a challenging academic program with great opportunities for spiritual and moral growth, work experience, and significant service to others.

It is the ongoing policy of Berry College to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, and/or whether or not they are disabled veterans; and to conform to applicable laws and regulations.


Discussion Performing Arts Librarian, Reed College Library (apply by Oct 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:27 am

For a complete job description, application instructions, and more information about the Reed College, please see:

For a complete job description, application instructions, and more information about the Reed College, please see:

The Reed College Library seeks a performing arts librarian to collaborate closely with the faculty and students of the dance, music, and theatre academic programs, supporting teaching, creative work, and research activities in the performing arts. This role interacts frequently with Reed students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the public, manage collections including media and scores, and deliver course-related instruction and research assistance.  The performing arts librarian manages the Performing Arts Resource Center’s library services, hiring, training, and supervising library staff and students as well as coordinating with instructional technology staff who share the Performing Arts Resource Center space. This position participates with other librarians in providing general research assistance and library instruction to the Reed community.
Core responsibilities for this position include providing instruction, research assistance, and conducting outreach activities in support of the Performing Arts disciplines (Music, Theatre, and Dance); managing the library services provided by the Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC), including circulation of collections and equipment, as well as hiring, training, and managing library staff and student assistants at the PARC; providing leadership and expertise in the acquisition and management, and use of collections that support the performing arts. As a Reed College librarian, this position actively participates in professional activities of the library and the college by leading or serving on committees, providing training and educational opportunities for staff, and developing and maintaining connections with local, regional, and national professional communities.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about research and practice in the performing arts; have experience with the creation, organization, and use of audio and video media, scores, and other collections relating to the performing arts; and have the ability to collaborate with others and manage multiple priorities. Passion for student success, organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate well across diverse audiences are essential. They will also have a strong interest in contributing to the library’s research assistance, instruction, and outreach initiatives including promoting the use of library collections and services in the undergraduate curriculum, particularly in the performing arts.
Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Discussion Liaison Librarian with health sciences focus, University of Wyoming

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:21 am

The University of Wyoming seeks applicants for a Liaison Librarian position, with a health sciences focus.

The University of Wyoming seeks applicants for a Liaison Librarian position, with a health sciences focus.

Responsibilities: Serve as Liaison Librarian to the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, and other areas as assigned. Provide research assistance, consultation services and library instruction to faculty and students. Develop guides and tutorials to further information access .Facilitate partnerships between assigned academic areas and the Libraries for curriculum, research, scholarly communication, and digital initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

·         MLS from an ALA accredited institution.

·         Education or experience in a health sciences discipline.

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently and adapt in a changing work environment.

·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills. 

·         Ability to work collaboratively within the Libraries and with other campus units.



Preferred Qualifications:

·         Experience providing research and instruction services in an academic, medical, or health sciences library.

·         Experience in online learning environments.

·         Experience designing and delivering classroom instruction.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of library assessment techniques.

·         Demonstrated research interest and scholarly activity in the field.

·         Undergraduate or graduate degree in the health sciences.

Application and salary:

Review of applications will begin on 9/15/2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.  Minimum salary is $48,000 dependent on qualifications and experience; 12-month appointment, 22 days vacation; sick leave, group health insurance, state and TIAA-CREF retirement plans, no state income tax.  Please direct questions to Ms. Birgit Burke at 307-766-3279 or e-mail

To apply:

Complete the online application including uploading as one document:  a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The on-line application is at:

The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, education, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.


Discussion 2018 EBSCO Midwinter Meeting Scholarship to attend ALA Midwinter, due Nov. 6

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:19 am

Submissions are open for the 2018 EBSCO Midwinter Meeting Scholarship. EBSCO provides up to $1,500 to defray the costs of travel and other expenses to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting being held in Denver, Feb. 9-16.  

The five scholarships will be awarded to librarians responding to the essay question:

Submissions are open for the 2018 EBSCO Midwinter Meeting Scholarship. EBSCO provides up to $1,500 to defray the costs of travel and other expenses to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting being held in Denver, Feb. 9-16.  

The five scholarships will be awarded to librarians responding to the essay question:

Libraries have always identified with the mission of serving the needs of researchers and patrons but in a world where libraries may be underappreciated, how do you advocate for libraries and how do you think libraries can better advocate for themselves within their communities or institutions?

An ALA-designated jury selects the winners based on their 250-word responses. Winners, jury members and ALA representatives are invited to a Scholarship Winners Breakfast that EBSCO hosts during the conference.

Julius C. Jefferson Jr, past EBSCO jury chair and ALA Executive Board member notes that, “EBSCO has been a great partner and supporter of one of ALA’s strategic directions: encouraging professional development. The scholarship will provide selected ALA members the funds necessary to further that objective allowing member to strengthen their professional skill sets through both content and networking opportunities.  In a time of tight budgets and competing priorities, the EBSCO scholarship will provide those selected recipients opportunities to experience one of the most exciting and engaging library conferences for sharing ideas and best practices in the world”

The scholarships are given annually to allow more librarians access to the professional development and networking opportunities that the conference offers.  

Submissions are due November 6, 2017. Information about how to submit essays is available at:


Discussion Information Literacy Librarian, Syracuse University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:18 am

The Libraries at Syracuse University is seeking to hire an Information Literacy Librarian.

For complete description and application procedures, see:

Job Description

The Libraries at Syracuse University is seeking to hire an Information Literacy Librarian.

For complete description and application procedures, see:

Job Description

The Information Literacy (IL) Librarian is responsible for creating, developing, overseeing and coordinating the Syracuse University Libraries information Literacy program. Working with faculty members, librarians, and University staff as appropriate, the IL Librarian will establish a new Libraries program that contributes directly to the University’s competency-based strategies for undergraduate excellence as outlined in the University’s academic strategic plan. This program will directly support the proposed Syracuse University 4+4 (institutional learning outcomes that include creative reasoning, critical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, applied and collaborative learning ability, civic and global abilities, communicative ability, and information and technology ability) and/or other programs designed to align with learning outcomes outlined in the Middle States Accreditation Standards. This program will provide an organizational infrastructure for existing Libraries-based information literacy efforts; provide training, quality assurance, and assessment for those efforts; and develop new program content including media and digital literacy components as appropriate. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Information Literacy Librarian works in close collaboration with all Libraries departments that provide information literacy and instructional services, ensuring the delivery of high quality information literacy instruction.



·         Masters of Library Science or equivalent

·         Undergraduate or graduate degree in higher education, instructional design, or related field; or equivalent

·         Three years’ experience designing and delivering information literacy instruction in a higher education environment


Job Specific Qualifications

·         Ability to collaborate effectively and diplomatically within the Libraries and across the University

·         Ability to encourage, lead and empower other teaching librarians

·         Ability to design instructional materials, and develop learning outcomes, assessment tools and learning objects across diverse learning environments. Learning environments can include face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.

·         Ability to assess the success and impact of learning experiences and makes appropriate adjustments to improve student engagement and learning.

·         Solid understanding of learning theory, pedagogical practices such as backward design, outcomes alignment and assessment methodology, as well as technical skill in creating digital instructional materials.

·         Ability to analyze the instructional environment, and targets instruction delivery toward appropriate audiences.

·         Ability to Identify learning needs of students, and creatively addresses identified needs across multiple contexts drawing on a repertoire of tools, methods, and theories.

·         Ability to define goals and outcomes for learning experiences.

·         Ability to create innovative and appealing lessons with supporting instructional materials aligned with and supporting learning outcomes.



Leadership and Collaboration

·         Provide vision, strategy and goals to direct the Libraries’ teaching and learning initiatives, including leading the planning, promotion, and assessment of the Libraries’ Information Literacy (IL) Program

·         Create IL program infrastructure including policies, procedures, tools, and resources to support Libraries personnel in their instructional efforts and to ensure that the program meets quality standards

·         Lead the Information Literacy Team, consisting of librarians from throughout the Libraries

·         Contribute directly to the University’s efforts to meet Middle States accreditation standards by working with faculty and librarians to integrate information literacy (including media and digital literacy) into the syllabi and assignments for courses

·         Work to deepen the curricular integration of a broad array of Libraries expertise, such as content, copyright, information retrieval and analysis, instructional design, eLearning, digital scholarship, data management, collaboration, use of primary sources, and scholarly communication

·         Identify and foster partnership opportunities to enhance student learning, inside and outside of the classroom

·         Identify opportunities for partnership between the Libraries and relevant campus departments on issues of learning and inclusion

·         Identify opportunities to increase the Libraries’ involvement in faculty development around teaching practice, curricular and course design, and experiential learning


Instructional Design and Assessment

·         Create and cultivate an environment of assessment and value for the information literacy program

·         Enhance teaching and instructional design skills in the Libraries, drawing on cognitive science and student-centered models of learning; coordinate the provision of workshops and instruction-related training for librarians to ensure continuous development and currency of knowledge and skills

·         Work closely with the Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian to build and lead a Libraries teaching and learning program centered on practices that are inclusive and effective for all students, faculty, and staff

·         Lead the Libraries’ creation and implementation of innovative and effective approaches to designing curriculum, tools, and learning experiences that support the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

·         Collaborate with librarians, teaching faculty, and other partners to apply learning theories and technologies in the development, design, implementation, maintenance, and assessment of general and course-specific library instruction, including online learning objects and instructional modules

·         Coordinate the incorporation of pedagogical concepts, such as those outlined in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, in the overall teaching and learning program

·         Conduct formal assessment of the Libraries’ Information Literacy Program. Share assessment outcomes and make recommendations regarding changes to the Associate Dean, the Information Literacy Team, and the Dean of Libraries

·         Assess the impact of Libraries-led teaching practices on student learning through metrics and other indicators, attending to multiple populations and issues of equity and diversity

·         Make assessment of student learning a regular and systematic practice of library staff, connecting the Libraries’ learning assessment activities to similar university efforts

·         Stays current with trends and innovations in learning and instructional technologies.


Professional Development and Service

·         Engage in activities that contribute to the advancement of the Libraries, the university, and the library profession.

·         Maintain awareness of professional developments, issues, and practices through research and activities that increase one’s knowledge and abilities, and that positively impact one’s performance and service contributions.



Discussion RBMS Conference Call for Proposals, due Nov. 10

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:17 am



The 2018 RBMS Conference Planning Committee is accepting proposals for panel sessions, participant-driven sessions, and posters for the RBMS Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 19 - 22, 2018. The conference theme Convergence is inspired by the conference’s location, New Orleans, which is a hotbed of convergences from dishes as delightful as gumbo to a storm as destructive as Hurricane Katrina to mansions as hauntingly beautiful as those on St. Charles Avenue. This conference reflects the idea of convergences and speaks directly to our field’s preparedness for increasing environmental vulnerabilities in our facilities; our readiness for the inclusion of a diversity of people and cultures in our collections, outreach and leadership positions; and, finally, our willingness to democratize all of our materials, including but not limited to rare books, archival and digital records, films, maps, and photographs.


Panel Sessions are due Friday, November 10, 2017.

Participant-Driven Sessions are due Friday, November 10, 2017.

Posters are due Friday, January 5, 2018.

Seminars deadline has passed. Note: Seminars are reviewed and submitted separately from the aforementioned formats.

No proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

To submit a proposal, please note the following.


Each proposal will be evaluated on the strength of the 300-word abstract, the diversity of the speakers and their experiences, the proposal’s relationship to the program theme, and the completeness of the proposal. Session proposals should incorporate one or more of the following:

-Preparedness for disaster (planning, emergency response, etc.)

-Inclusion of diversity in all levels of our organization

-Democratization of the historical record

-Inclusion of diverse perspectives and initiatives

-Statement of potential impact on the field and practice of special collections and archives.

-Relevance of the topic for RBMS members and other interested attendees.


Panel session

You and a few of your colleagues have put together your individual research/work into a cohesive panel of typically 3-4 speakers (flexibility on speaker count will depend on the allotted times for sessions which are typically 1.5 hours). You may also submit an individual paper that, if accepted, will be placed by conference organizers into a cohesive panel of 3-4 speakers. 

Participant-driven session

You (or you and a cohort) have an idea for a session that would require the majority of the time be devoted to audience member participation, which will drive the momentum of the proposed idea or topic of interest. The goal for this session is that the audience contributes to the topic that is facilitated by the proposer(s) in some fashion.


You share your project, ideas, or other types of thematic-related topics in a poster format. These are ideal for concentrated research and/or sharing new approaches to your work. Posters are showcased during targeted times throughout the conference.


Please forward any questions you may have about submitting proposals, the suitability of topics, etc. to


Discussion Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award nominations due by Dec. 1

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 09:11 am

We are seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship.

This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

We are seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship.

This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award:

• University, college, or community college library
• Non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources/services/support to academic libraries

The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits. Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include documentation that indicates the name, address, and phone number of both the nominating party and the nominee as well as a narrative supporting the nomination, and a current vita. Nominators are encouraged to provide additional letters of support to assist the committee in understanding the full scope of the nominee’s contributions.

Award: Plaque and cash award sponsored by ACRL, ALCTS, LLAMA, and LITA

Questions, please contact the award committee chair:
Theresa S. Byrd
Chair, Hugh C. Atkinson Award Committee

Please e-mail the nomination to Chase Ollis at

For more information, please see this link:

Best wishes,

Holly Tomren
LITA Representative on the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee



This Community brings together past and present recipients of ALA's Spectrum Scholarship and other library diversity recruitment initiatives to support the active involvement of new professionals in ALA and their communities, to build connections between Scholars across the country for their mutual support and advancement, and to facilitate ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities supporting retention in the field. All are welcome to join!

Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.


Subscribe to Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community