Recognizing our colleagues’ achievements reflects well on all of us and
on our profession. Higher education administrators may want to provide
more institutional support to their libraries in an effort to earn an
ACRL award. Potential academic and research librarians may be attracted
to the field after exposure to the publicized example of award winners.
We are inspired by the award winners and aspire to meet the standards
they set, to the benefits of our faculty, students, and staff. When we
celebrate our colleagues’ outstanding achievements, all of us feel more
pride in our work and what it means to those whom we serve.
Take a moment to examine the ACRL awards at
http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/awards/index.cfm and brainstorm
with your colleagues names of worthy candidates. The nominations do not
take a lot of paperwork. Please make them a priority in the next couple of
I appreciate your giving this important ACRL program your time and
Don’t miss the December 3 deadline!