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Award Info

Applications Open
October 2, 2023
Applications Close
November 13, 2023
Notification Date
Award Contact
  1. Program Overview

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

    Please contact your dean’s office for earlier deadlines.

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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

    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

    Award applications are summited through Interfolio. For more information, please contact your dean’s office.

    • Philosophy of Librarianship (one page max., 12-pt. standard margins – previous three years), 1 required
    • CV, 1 required
    • Evidence of Extra Effort, up to 1 optional
    • Evidence of Sustained Excellence, up to 1 optional
    • Letters or Other Supporting Documentation, up to 1 optional
    • Other, up to 1 optional
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  6. Evaluation and Award Process

    The Faculty Affairs Committee determines the recipient.

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