Application Deadline Extended: ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

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2016-2017 ACRL President Irene M. H. Herold presents the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award to Miami Dade College, winner in the Community College category.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2018 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award has been extended to Friday, January 26, 2018. ACRL invites outstanding academic libraries to apply in one of three categories:

  • College
  • Community College
  • University

Sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, this award recognizes the accomplishments of academic librarians and other staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. A winning library in each category will receive a $3,000 award, along with a plaque. The award will be presented by an ACRL officer and a representative from GOBI Library Solutions at a ceremony held on each winning institution’s campus.

The award committee will review all applications during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, and applicants will be notified of their decision shortly afterward.

Applications should be submitted to Chase Ollis at For more information, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.