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2014 Librarian of the Year Award

The Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles (LAUC-LA) invites nominations from UCLA faculty, staff, and students for its 2014 Librarian of the Year Award.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 3, 2014.

This award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. Candidates should embody one or more of the following: creativity, innovation, courage, leadership, or scholarly abilities.

A candidate should be nominated for a specific contribution made during the last twelve to eighteen months, rather than for overall career achievement. All UCLA librarians appointed within the Librarian Series and members of LAUC-LA, employed fifty-percent time or more, can be nominated.

To submit a nomination, use the online nomination form.

Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation can be submitted to strengthen a nomination; strong documentation increases a candidate’s chances of winning.  Nominations and supporting materials will be kept strictly confidential.

Supporting documentation may include letters of support from faculty, staff, other librarians, or students.  Documentation should describe what the nominee has accomplished and how it has benefited the author and the university.  It may also include web sites related to the nominee’s work, citations to publications, descriptions of research, media coverage, or publicity materials like brochures.

Send supporting documentation to Michael Oppenheim by email or by campus mail to E202 Rosenfeld Management Library, Los Angeles, CA 90095, mail code 146002.

Nominations and supporting materials will be kept strictly confidential until the award recipient has been announced. Following this announcement, the committee will send a letter to each nominee, regarding her/his consideration for this award, with a summary of points supporting the nomination.

If you have questions or would like more information, please visit the UCLA Library website, or contact Michael Oppenheim by email or by phone at 310.825.0769.

2014 Librarian of the Year Award Committee

  • Michael Oppenheim, Chair
  • Iman Dagher
  • Cheryl Kelly Fischer
  • Faculty Representative: Prof. Linda Sarna, Immediate Past-Chair, UCLA Academic Senate

LAUC is the University of California’s primary organization for professional librarian and governance affairs.

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