Nominations and applications for ACRL awards are due December 5, 2008!  These special recognitions enhance the sense of personal growth and accomplishment of ACRL members, provide membership with role models, and strengthen the image of membership in the eyes of employers, leadership, and the academic community as a whole.

ACRL asks you to remember the significant achievements of those we've honored in the past and recognize the contributions of your peers with your nominations for the 2009 awards.

Complete details about ACRL awards can be found in the 2009 awards press release ( or the Awards section of the ACRL Web site (

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.


FYI, Robin
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Robin Paynter
Social Sciences Librarian
220D Library
Portland State University


“The fragmentation of rational knowledge in the postmodern world has produced a focus on information that is unaware of its history.” – Marcus Breen (1997)