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 – There must be evidence that the candidate is flexible and adapts readily to the needs of constituents served. Eligible service areas include contributions to the library, the campus, the State University, the community and the profession.
- 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.
See the information from the State of New York on the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence 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), a master's degree (e.g., MIS) 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). Note the State University of New York Policies of the Board of Trustees − January 2019 – Artile II – §1 (Terms).
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 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.
Use the nomination checklist to compile the nomination packet.
Completed nomination dossiers must be submitted electronically by the dean's office of the nominee's school/college to the Center for Learning and Teaching at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, Nov. 30, 2020.
For more information
For information from the State of New York on the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence, visit the web.