Award Criteria

Nominate an SLA Member
Award Descriptions

SLA awards recognize specific achievements and are given at different points in an information professional’s career. As such, each SLA award has its own specific criteria in addition to the general eligibility requirements listed here:

  • Nominees must be members in good standing in SLA.
  • Nominations may be submitted by any member of the association (including oneself) or by an employer or colleague.
  • SLA members serving on the SLA Board of Directors are ineligible for an award during their term.
  • Nominations must be received at SLA headquarters no later than 15 April 2022 to be considered.
  • Individuals may self-nominate for only one award.
  • A letter of recommendation is required for all submissions.

All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards and Honors Committee. Awards and honors recipients will be recognized at the 2022 Annual Conference: Source Forward.

Tips for Nominations

Letters of support are required; these should demonstrate the nominee’s qualifications, accomplishments, or impact on the association or profession. Joint nominations are welcome and encouraged.

Complete the nomination application with the specific award’s eligibility criteria in mind (award descriptions). Each application should address the criteria for that specific award, including activities, accomplishments, and contributions that meet the award criteria. Describe, where applicable, the specific results and impacts of the nominee’s efforts that strengthen the case for that award. If possible, include details such as dates, locations and performance metrics. Avoid generalities such as “made documents easy to find” and instead use examples, details, or testimonials. Nominees will be evaluated in accordance with this criteria.

If you wish to nominate someone for more than one award, create a separate submission for each award.

Please provide as much supporting documentation as possible; you can upload up to (10) documents through the submission site. These could include the nominee’s bio or resume, published magazine or journal articles, presentations, other commendations, and previous awards and honors the nominee has received.

Submission

Nominations for all SLA awards and honors must be completed online through the submission portal. Please review this step-by-step guide and online webinar for using the submission portal.

  • SLA's CI Book provides first-person accounts of the practicalities, daily minutiae, and how-to of competitive intel… https://t.co/kcg0ScAprD
  • Research suggests that we can mistake information we’ve searched for as our own knowledge. Now, a new paper in the… https://t.co/HnsehthIgm
  • Join the #GivingTuesday movement and share in the spirit of giving by donating to SLA. Your contribution will direc… https://t.co/GyKIpursmO
  • Hi #SLAers - it's #MemberMonday! Join us in welcoming this week's #MemberMonday, Jane Lippmann! Connect with Jane… https://t.co/M47trfcj2b
  • MLA is pleased to announce that Terri Givens will give the 2023 John P. McGoven Lecture at MLA | SLA ’23 in Detroit… https://t.co/p9jJef3fKu
©2022 Special Libraries Association. All Rights Reserved
Special Libraries Association
X

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close