Deadline Extended: ALPS Award for Outstanding Service

On behalf of the ALPS Award Committee, I am pleased to announce that the deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, March 7th, 2014.

Established in 2002, the Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) Award for Outstanding Service is presented to an academic public service librarian, or team of same, whose outstanding service has made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia.

The award will be presented at this year’s BC Library Association Annual General Meeting on May 2nd.

ALPS will also publicize the award winner in appropriate media and in a letter to the award winner’s institution.

The ALPS Awards Committee welcomes all nominees for this award. Nominations will be accepted until March 7, 2014 and can be submitted via e-mail to Caitlin Bakker at

Nominees or their institutions are required to be BCLA members.

You can find the ALPS nomination form here: award/2014 ALPS Award Nomination Form.doc

Please be sure to include the following information in your nomination:
• Name of nominator
• Name of nominee
• Project or reason for nomination
• Contact information for nominator in case we need to follow up

Criteria for nomination could include:
• Demonstrated (through example and/or statistics) impact on students, colleagues, or the library
• Demonstrated collaboration with colleagues or other institutions
• Worthy of inspiring similar efforts within the profession

Your 2014 ALPS Awards Committee

Caitlin Bakker (UNBC)
Holly Hendrigan (SFU)
Mary-Anne McDougall (UFV)
Shawnna Parlongo (UBC)
Frank Sayre (UBC)


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