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Award Info

Applications Open
October 30, 2020
Applications Close
January 4, 2021
Notification Date
February 17, 2021
Award Contact
karen.cobbs@ucf.edu
  1. Program Overview

    UCF sponsors one Excellence in Librarianship award to recognize the outstanding contributions and support given to UCF’s faculty and students by its library faculty members.

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  2. Funding

    The recipient of the Excellence in Librarianship award shall receive a one-time payment of $2,000. Award amounts are treated as income and are subject to normal withholding tax.

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  3. Eligibility

    Each candidate:

    • Must be a full-time employee in the appropriate discipline with at least three years of continuous non-visiting, non-OPS service at UCF immediately prior to the current year.
    • Must have served at UCF as a librarian on a permanent line for the current year and at least the three years immediately preceding the current year.
    • Must not have received an Excellence in Librarianship award in the past three academic years.
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  4. Criteria

    The criteria for evaluating applicants’ files shall include two major categories:

    1. Evidence of extra effort to improve library services and collections;
    2. Evidence of a sustained period of excellence in the library profession.
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  5. Application Materials

    Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file (no portfolios please) to karen.cobbs@ucf.edu.

    The following materials are required:

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of philosophy of librarianship

     

    Evidence may be demonstrated by, but not limited to:

    • Evidence of innovative contributions to UCF or the library field
    • Evidence of extra effort to improve library services, collections, etc.
    • Evidence of a sustained period of excellence in the library profession
    • Letters in support of the applicant
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  6. Evaluation and Award Process

    The Faculty Affairs Committee will determine the recipient.

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