This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).
A plaque and a $1000.00 cash award, sponsored by the Instruction Section, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.
Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:
- Planning and implementation of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has served as a model for other programs nationally or regionally
- Production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and information-seeking strategies in a college or research institution
- Sustained participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of academic instruction in a library environment
- Promotion, development, and integration of education for instruction in ALA accredited library schools or professional continuing education programs that have served as models for other courses and programs
Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee with a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered.
If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
Nominators: Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
E-mail the nomination to IS Miriam Dudley Award Chair, Christy Stevens, Cal Poly Pomona University Library, T: (909) 869-4236, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
View the full award committee roster here.
Note: Nominees will be judged on an individual basis. This award cannot be given to a pair or group of individuals.
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014
See a list of previous award winners here.