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University Libraries Award

University Libraries Award

This award is given to University Libraries' faculty and staff in recognition of outstanding contributions to the University Libraries.

Nominate online or use the printable version by April 15, 2016.

The award, consisting of a citation, a cash stipend, and a Nittany Lion statue, is given in recognition of the achievement of performance of any person holding an academic, staff, or technical service appointments, except Deans, in the University Libraries who meets one or more of the following criteria:

A. Professional contribution that has a significant influence on the operations of the Penn State University Libraries; or
B. Significant professional contribution that earns the respect of the University community for the Penn State University Libraries; or
C. Significant contribution to the profession that reflects achievement in librarianship at Penn State; or
D. Outstanding contribution to Penn State University Libraries as shown by continuing leadership and innovation.

Submit a Nomination:
Nominations must include the name, address, and position of the nominee along with:

  • a supportive statement of eligibility based on the criteria
  • at least two additional letters of support

Nominators MUST notify persons they intend to nominate for this award.

Recipients must agree to be available to attend the ceremony.

All nominations and supporting letters must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016. Nominations received after this date will not be considered in the awards process.

The recipient will be honored at an award ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Foster Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Charles W. Mann, Jr. Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.

Nominate online or use the printable version.

Selection Committee:

  • Joe Fenewald, chair
  • Dawn Amsberry
  • Linda Friend
  • Megan Mac Gregor
  • Glenn Masuchika
  • Manuel Ostos 
  • Lauren Reiter