Nominate a Librarian for the 2016 LAUC-LA Librarian of the Year Award!

Has a UCLA librarian had a major impact on your course(s)? Has a librarian gone above and beyond to further your research? Has a librarian been a creative partner in an initiative or other project? This is your chance to recognize his or her work!

The Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles (LAUC-LA) invites nominations for its 2016 Librarian of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016.

This award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. Candidates should embody one or more of the following: 

  • creativity
  • innovation
  • courage
  • leadership
  • scholarship


A candidate should be nominated for a specific contribution made during the past twelve to eighteen months, rather than for overall career achievement. All UCLA librarians employed fifty percent time or more can be nominated.

To submit a nomination, please use the online nomination form.


Successful nominations include:

  • Letters of support from faculty, staff, or other librarians; and/or
  • Student testimonials.
    • Letters and testimonials should describe the author’s experience with nominee and his/her impact on the author’s work and/or the university.


Optional documentation to include, as applicable:

  • Websites related to the nominee’s work
  • Citations to publications
  • Descriptions of research
  • Media coverage


To read about the previous recipients and their accomplishments, please see the LAUC-LA website

Nominations will be kept strictly confidential until the award recipient has been announced. Following this announcement, the committee will send a letter to each nominee regarding her/his consideration for this award, with a summary of points supporting the nomination.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Allison Benedetti at 310-206-8746 or


2016 Librarian of the Year Award Committee

  • Nora Avetyan
  • Allison Benedetti, Chair
  • Su Chen
  • Faculty Representative: David Sabean, Distinguished Professor of History & Henry J. Bruman Endowed Chair in German History


LAUC is the University of California’s primary organization for professional librarian and governance affairs.