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. Faculty awards will still be awarded this year, but the availability of a monetary award has not yet been determined.

  • 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