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 the library and archival resources (staff, space, funding, collections), or
  • Other activities reflecting a commitment to these professions.

Please send nomination materials to the The deadline for the 2022 award cycle is May 1, 2022

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

Note: Nominations that are not selected will be eligible for three years and automatically included in the pool of candidates for the next two award cycles.

Charles Ransom - 2021 Award Recipient

Charles Ransom - 2021 Award Recipient

Charles Ransom’s nominators wrote that Charles has “consistently demonstrated an exceptional level of service and commitment to students, faculty and staff” throughout his thirty-year career at U-M. Charles has served as a role model to many, and he has “pioneered the role of Multicultural Studies Librarian” in the Library. Charles has “demonstrated exemplary service to the campus community through his continuous activism around DEI, and other educational activities focused on creating a more inclusive climate for everyone.”

Previous University Librarian Achievement Award Receipients

2020 — Mark Paul Mac Eachern, University Library, Health Sciences

2019 — Pam MacKintosh, University Library

2018 — Philip A. Hallman, University Library, Arts and Humanities

2017 — Marisa Conte, University Library, Health Sciences

2016 — Robert Fraser, UM-Dearborn, Mardigian Library.

2015 — Jane Blumenthal, 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, UM Dearborn, Mardigian 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