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Apply Today: Minnesota Academic Innovators Award

trophy-award-icon.pngInnovation. Change. Transformation. Breakthrough.

Do you know an academic librarian or academic project team whose projects, programs, or services have made recent outstanding contributions that advance the mission of an academic and/or research library through an innovative project, program or service?

If so, nominate him or her today for the Minnesota Academic Innovators Award! Nominations can be made online through April 4, 2016.

About the award: The Minnesota Academic Innovators Award is sponsored by the MLA Academic & Research Libraries Division (ARLD). The recipient of the award will be recognized and presented with $300 at ARLD Day 2016 (April 29th at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum). MLA membership is not required for nominators or nominees.

Award criteria: Projects, programs, or services should demonstrate creativity, quality, and innovation within the context of an academic institution. Innovation is doing something in a new way.  Innovation can be a brand new idea or refining something that’s always been done with great results.  Innovation will be considered very broadly and is not limited to technology. Previous winners’ projects have included embedded librarianship, community outreach, and library assessment.

Please contact Jayne Blodgett with any and all questions.