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Academic Librarians' and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award

Awards & Scholarships
Academic Librarians' and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award

Background

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

The Criteria

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

  • Candidates may be either current or former academic librarians or archivists or other academic staff.
  • Candidates will be assessed on the significance of their contribution to the advancement of the status and/or working conditions of academic librarians and archivists at the local, regional or national level.
  • The candidate’s contribution may derive from the result of a single project or activity, or the accumulation of efforts through consistent involvement over a long period of time.
  • CAUT will solicit nominations in the fall of each year. The deadline for the submissions for nominations will be June 1st of each year. Nominations will be reviewed by CAUT’s Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee and recommendations will be forwarded to CAUT Council. The number and frequency of the award will be as CAUT Council deems appropriate.

Recommendations

Nominations can be made using this form

Academic staff associations or any other interested parties or individuals are invited to submit recommendations for the Academic Librarians' and Archivists’ 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 and archivists 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’ and Archivists’ Committee, c/o Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2705 Queensview Drive, Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2.

Recipients

2017 — Francesca Holyoke (New Brunswick)

2016 — Ashley Thomson (Laurentian)

2013 — Linda Winkler (Regina)

2012 — Kent Weaver (Toronto)

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)