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 August 31, 2019.
The 2018 award recipients are Bill Wilson and Ethel Himmel and Steve Hiller.
About the Nominations
The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards honor individuals based on the following criteria:
- Substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment in any type of library or the wider community
- Evidence of contributions through presentations; publications; development, adoption, and dissemination of novel methods; service to the library assessment community, including advocating for sound decision-making; or other work (consulting, etc.)
- Retired from full-time work or anticipating retirement by August 31, 2019
Nominations were accepted as 500–1,000 word descriptions of the individual’s contributions to library assessment and how they meet the award criteria using a nomination form. Nominations were accepted until Friday, October 5, 2018.
Each awardee will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 Library Assessment Conference and the conference in future years, and will be reimbursed up to US $1,000 for travel expenses (including two nights lodging) for the 2018 conference. Awardees will be notified in October.
The Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards are offered in conjunction with the biennial Library Assessment Conference organized by the Association of Research Libraries and the University of Washington. The 2018 awards will be presented during the luncheon on Wednesday, December 5. Information about past awardees is below.
If you have questions or need further information about the Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards, send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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