Nominate a Librarian for the 2015 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 2015 Librarian of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is February 27, 2015.

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.

Supporting documentation for successful nominations:


  • Letters of support from faculty, staff, other librarians, or students. Letters should describe what the nominee has accomplished and how it has benefited the author and the university.


  • Websites related to the nominee’s work
  • Citations to publications
  • Descriptions of research
  • Media coverage
  • Publicity materials such as brochures

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 Nora Avetyan at 310-825-8642 or

2015 Librarian of the Year Award Committee

  • Nora Avetyan, Chair
  • Allison Benedetti
  • Michael Oppenheim
  • Faculty Representative: Prof. Jan Reiff, Immediate Past Chair, Academic Senate

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