Supported by the David P. Barnard Family Endowment
and the Stout Foundation, Inc.
Purpose: To recognize staff members who have achieved over and above what is required in their position description and have made outstanding contributions in serving the information needs of students and staff.
Criteria: Candidates must have demonstrated/accomplished one or more of the following:
Demonstrated a substantive and continuing effort to improve library services/resources for the University community (selection shall not be based upon service longevity alone).
Developed innovative and leading-edge efforts which benefit UW-Stout and/or the library information profession as a whole.
Produced work that has led to enhanced effectiveness of library services/resources.
Demonstrated outstanding customer service and support efforts.
Any UW-Stout library staff member, student, or faculty/staff person may nominate the candidate in writing, including supporting documentation.
A four member selection committee comprised of University Library staff (one classified, one unclassified staff, and the previous year's award winner) and a Library Advisory Committee member will review nominations and make a recommendation to the University Library director. The selection committee will be elected by their respective groups.
An award will usually be made to the individual during National Library Week.
If there are no nominees that meet criteria or insufficient funds, an award will not be made.
A staff member can receive the award once in five consecutive years.
The Library director will not be eligible for an award.