The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, scholarship, or leadership which has had a significant impact or innovation to the operations of the Libraries or the University of Iowa.
The $1,500 award may be used to support professional development activity expenses for conferences or workshops in support of research projects and publications related to services, or it may be taken as a cash award. (Please note that the award must be spent within two fiscal years; if taken as a cash award, it will constitute gross wages and will be subject to payroll tax withholding.)
Any member of the University of Iowa community may make a nomination, or self-nominations are accepted. The nomination form is available at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/admin/bentonaward/ . Due date is Friday, October 28. The Benton Award Committee will then review the nominations and make a recommendation to John Culshaw.