Dear Colleagues,


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, LITA, and LLAMA

Questions, please contact the award committee chair:

Bruce Johnson

Chair, Hugh C. Atkinson Award Committee  

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Please use the online nomination form at or email the nomination to Chase Ollis at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> .



For more information, please see this link:


Best wishes,


Bruce Johnson

Chair, Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee


Bruce Johnson

The Library of Congress

Policy & Standards Division

Washington, DC 20540-4263 USA