Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award Applications Due Jan. 16 at UW

December 9, 2013

Nominations for the Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award for University of Wyoming faculty will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 16.

This award was established by Agnes Milstead, a former professor of education and library science at UW.  A committee composed of past recipients chooses the honoree, who receives a cash gift.  There have been years when no one was chosen, which indicates the high standards for this award. Nomination criteria can be found here.

Nominees for the award must have made a significant contribution to UW libraries in one or more of the following areas:

-- Has focused on any aspect of library management or on the art and techniques of librarianship.

-- Has contributed to the development and implementation of a process, procedure or program that improves the management of and access to the scholarly record for the university community, specific groups within the community or the state.

-- Has made a distinction in information literacy instruction or development of course materials.

-- Has provided or secured special funding, collections or other major improvement for the UW Libraries or for teaching and research.

-- Has contributed to making the UW Libraries a valued and effective institution for the university and the state.

Nominations should be made in the form of a letter, detailing how the nominee meets the award criteria. Write Milstead Nomination on outside of envelope and send to: Rosanne Latimer, Stewardship Coordinator, University of Wyoming Libraries, Dept. 3334, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000.

The nomination may also be emailed to

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