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    Note: Due to COVID-19 we are extending the deadline for nominations until June 1, 2020. UPDATE: Faculty awards will still be awarded this year, but they will not include a monetary award.

  • 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) (Required)
  • Letters of support from external sources (excluding U-M Library.)(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.

Mark Paul Mac Eachern - 2020 Award Recipient

Mark Paul Mac Eachern - 2020 Award Recipient

Over Mark’s career, he has published with scholars across a breadth of specialties, who have high degree of variability in research skills, and diverse needs for librarian partnership. He has authored and co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters. His work has appeared in high impact journals in various disciplines, including Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Journal of Dental Research. Mark also serves as a peer-reviewer for a variety of journals, such as Journal of Medical Library Association (JMLA), the Journal of Dental Research, and PLoSOne.

Previous University Librarian Achievement Award Receipients

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