University Librarian Achievement Award

Eligibility: Any individual at the University of Michigan who holds a Primary Faculty appointment as Librarian, Archivist, or Curator.

Award: The recipient will be awarded $1,500 to commemorate the honor to be conferred at the annual Faculty Awards occasion.

Selection Criteria: Exceptional distinction reflected in active and innovative career achievements in library, archival or curatorial services. This may include:

  • Developing specialized services for faculty and students, improving access to information,
  • Efficiently managing library and archival resources (staff, space, funding, collections) or
  • Other activities reflecting a commitment to these professions.

Nomination Guidelines: Include in the nomination packet:

  • A statement of the nominee’s achievements in library, archival or curatorial activities.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Letters of support from internal (U-M Library)
  • Letters of support from external sources (U-M Campus; excluding U-M Library.)
  • NOTE: No fewer than 3 letters of support should be from external sources.

Deadline: All nomination material should be submitted to The deadline for submission of the Awards Nomination is May 1, 2018.

The announcement of Award: The recipient of the University Librarian Achievement Award will be announced in early fall in coordination with the annual Faculty Awards occasion. For more information contact the Faculty Senate Office.

Past University Librarian Achievement Award Recipients

2017 — Marisa Conte, University Library, Health Sciences

2016 — Robert Fraser, UM-Dearborn

2015 — Jane Blumenthal, Director of Taubman Health Sciences Library

2014 — Peggie Daub, University Library

2013 — Laurie A. Alexander, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching

2012 — Nerea Llamas, Library Research - International Studies

2011 — Scott Dennis, Library Research - Arts and Humanities

2010 — Doreen Bradley, LSA -University Library and Adjunct Lecturer in Curriculum Support

2009 — Timothy Richards, University Library

2008 — Traianos Gagos, University Library

2007 — Grace York, University Library

2005 — Rebecca Dunkle, University Library

2004 — Barbara MacAdam, University Library

2003 — Jean Loup, University Library