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ProQuest is committed to the library community and mission of connecting people with high-quality information. We partner with numerous organizations to recognize professional development, scholarship, and support future generations of librarians, researchers and educators. This outreach and advocacy extends broadly across the library community in a variety of ways.
ProQuest is the proud sponsor of the following awards. If you know someone that you feel should be recognized for their achievements in these areas, please learn more about the criteria and nomination requirements. The time and effort you make to reward outstanding members of our community is appreciated.
Awards & Deadlines
Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award This award is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship, including such activities as leadership in serials-related activities through participation in professional associations and/or library education programs; contributions to the body of serials literature; conduct of research in the area of serials; development of tools or methods to enhance access to or management of serials; and other advances leading to a better understanding of the field of serials.
Nomination packets should include a letter of nomination; three to five letters of support; the nominee's resume; examples (no more than three) of the nominee's publications or other relevant documents. Self-nominations are welcome.
Send nominations to: Bonnie Parks, chair, Ulrich’s Jury, at firstname.lastname@example.org, before December 1.
GODORT Margaret T. Lane / Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award Given annually to an author(s) for an outstanding research article in which government information, either published or archival in nature, form a substantial part of the documented research. Deadline is December 2.
ProQuest DODORT “Documents to the People” Award This $3,000 award is a tribute to an individual, library, institution, or other non-commercial group that has most effectively encouraged the use of government documents in support of library service. The award includes a $3,000 cash stipend to be used to support a project of the recipient's choice. Deadline is December 2.
ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award This $3,000 award recognizes a project that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming. Deadline is December 6.
ACRL CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award This $3,000 award recognizes a librarian who has demonstrated a capacity for innovation in working with or serving undergraduates or instructors in the areas of programs, services, and operations; or creating innovations for library colleagues that facilitate their ability to better serve the library’s community.Deadline is December 6.
ProQuest/RSAP Essay Prize This award of $1,000 is for the author of the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal with a publication date during 2013. Deadline is December 13.
AASL Intellectual Freedom Award The $2,000 award is given to an individual for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by AASL. An additional $1,000 is given to the school library program of the recipient's choice. Deadline is February 1.
AASL Distinguished School Administrators Award This $2,000 award honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program. Deadline is February 1.