Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Librarianship
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship recognizes consistently superior professional achievement in the field of librarianship.
Nominees for the award must have demonstrated extraordinary performance in the following areas:
- Skill in Librarianship – There must be positive evidence that the candidate performs superbly in fulfilling his or her librarianship duties. Consideration should be given to the candidate’s ability to perform this function in a creative and innovative fashion that is of outstanding quality.
- Service to the University and to the Profession – In providing librarianship services, the candidate must be generous with personal time and easily accessible. The individual must be flexible and adapt readily to the needs of the library, the institution and the constituents served.
- Scholarship and Continuing Professional Growth – The candidate must keep abreast of developments in the field and use relevant contemporary data in relation to that person’s work situation. Evidence in this category should include reference to publications, membership and work in professional organizations, attendance at meetings, seminars, etc.
Please see the information from the State of New York on the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence at http://system.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/images/system/offices/academic-affairs/CEA2012-2014policiesandproceduresFINAL_20120810.pdf for general information on eligibility for any Chancellor's Award.
Candidates must hold full-time appointment as a faculty librarian and must possess a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent (e.g., MLIS).
Candidates may hold any academic rank (as defined in the SUNY Board of Trustees policies: individuals having the titles of librarian, associate librarian, senior assistant librarian and assistant librarian).
Length of Service
Candidates must have completed at least three academic years in full-time appointment out of the five years as a professional librarian at the nominating campus immediately prior to the year of nomination.
Individuals serving as head of the campus library – or of all the libraries for institutions with multiple libraries – are also ineligible for nomination. (However, the head of the library may be eligible for the Excellence in Professional Service Award if this individual satisfies the other selection and eligibility criteria for that award.) Individuals holding qualified academic appointment (as defined in the SUNY Board of Trustees policies: individuals having the titles of academic rank preceded by the designations “visiting” or other similar designations) may not be nominated.
Please use the checklist of required documents to compile the nomination packet. Click here for the nomination checklist.
A list of names of nominees must be submitted by the Dean of the Libraries to Allie Dugan in the Provost's Office no later than Friday, December 11, 2015. Completed nomination dossiers must be submitted electronically by the Dean of the Libraries no later than Tuesday, January 5, 2016, to the Office of the Provost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For More Information
For information from the State of New York on the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence, please visit the following website: http://system.suny.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-staff-awards/chancellors-excellence-awards/