Career Awards

The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations, publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work. Eligible individuals must be retired from full-time work or have an anticipated retirement date by December 31, 2018.

The 2018 call for nominations will go out in July.

Past Recipients:


Neal Kaske, Director, Library and Information Services Division, NOAA
Stephen Town, Director of Information and University Librarian, University of York


Brinley Franklin, Vice Provost for University Libraries, University of Connecticut
Fred Heath, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries
Jim Self, Director of Library Assessment, University of Virginia Library
Joan Stein, Principal Librarian for Assessment, Marketing, and Training and Head of Access Services, Carnegie Mellon University


Karin De Jager, Teacher and Researcher, University of Cape Town
Sam Kalb, Assessment Coordinator, Queen’s University
Donald W. King, Consultant
Joan Rapp, Executive Director of Libraries, University of Cape Town


Gordon Fretwell, Associate Director of Campus Libraries and Assessment Consultant, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Roswitha Poll, Chief Librarian, Münster University Library
Kendon Stubbs, Associate University Librarian, University of Virginia Library


Amos Lakos, Librarian, UCLA
Shelley Phipps, Assistant Dean for Team and Organization Development, University of Arizona Library
Duane Webster, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries