CAUT: Academic Librarians’ Distinguished Service Award

Let’s honour one of our colleagues at the University of Toronto who have worked for our community. Please submit eligible names in an email or letter that states why you feel this person should be recognized for her/his service by May 1 to faculty@utfa.org. Packages for chosen candidates will then be assembled and submitted by the Librarians Committee to CAUT for their June 15th deadline.

The following information from the CAUT website explains the background and process:

The CAUT Academic Librarians’ Distinguished Service Award was established in 1994 in order to recognize outstanding contributions by academic librarians or other academic staff to the advancement of the status and/or working conditions of academic librarians at Canadian universities and colleges.

The Criteria

The criteria used by the Librarians Committee for its nomination to CAUT Council:

Candidates may be either current or former academic librarians or other academic staff.

Candidates will be assessed on the significance of their contributions to the advancement of the status and/or working conditions of academic librarians at either the local, regional or national level.

The number and frequency of awards will be as the Librarians Committee and CAUT Council deem appropriate.

Recommendations

Academic staff associations or any other interested parties or individuals are invited to submit recommendations for the Academic Librarians’ Distinguished Service Award.

Recommendations should include the following:

  • a letter giving a detailed statement describing specifically the distinguished contributions and achievements of the candidate as they relate to the advancement of the status and/or working conditions of academic librarians at Canadian universities and colleges;
  • a full curriculum vitae; and
  • letters of support.

The Committee may gather additional information as it feels necessary to assist in its decision making.

Recommendations should be addressed to: Chair, Librarians Committee, c/o Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2705 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2.

Recipients

2009 — Johanna Foster (Windsor)
2005 — Mary Kandiuk (York)
2003 — Jeanette Buckingham (Alberta)
2001 — Don White (Victoria)
1999 — Earle Ferguson (Manitoba)
1997 — Gwendolyn Ebbett (Windsor)
1995 — Susan Jackson (Carleton)

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