The ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education


Professional Contribution Award Ballot (PDF)
Previous Winners


Winners will receive one complimentary registration to the ALISE annual conference


CRITERIA include:

  • Evidence of regular and sustained service that promotes and strengthens the broad areas of library/information science education through the holding of appropriate offices and positions within the profession (30 points)
  • Contributions which promote and enhance the status of library/information science education (30 points)
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative in dealing with issues related to library/information science education (40 points)

Nominations should consist of:

  • A Nomination Letter (electronically or in hard copy) describing the ways in which the nominee fulfills the criteria as advertised, accompanied by
  • Appropriate Supporting Documentation, e.g., letters of recommendation and/or names of references which address the criteria listed above and provide such evidence, a resume of the nominee or a description of his/her appropriate activities and contributions.


The Committee may solicit more information, if necessary.


Papers must be received no later than September 22, 2014. They should be emailed as an attachment in Word format to:

Jodi Philbrick
University of North Texas
Chair, The ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education


Previous Recipients:

2014 -Ling Hwey Jeng

2013 - Ann Prentice

2012 - Eileen G. Abels

2010 - Ken Haycock

2009 - Michael Eisenberg 

2008 - Catherine Sheldrick Ross
           Linda Smith

2007 - Brooke E. Sheldon

2006 - no award

2005 - Marcia J. Bates, Joan C. Durrance

2004 - Carol Collier Kuhlthau

2003 - Leigh Stewart Estabrook

2002 - Toni Carbo

2001 - Jane Robbins

2000 - Thomas D. Wilson

1999 - Marilyn L. Miller

1998 - Edward G. Holley

1997 - Charles Bunge

1996 - Norman Horrocks

1995 - Margaret Stieg

1994 - no award

1993 - Thomas J. Galvin

1992 - Lester Asheim

1991 - Herman Totten

1990 - no award

1989 - Robert M. Hayes

1988 - Samuel Rothstein

1987 - Martha Boaz
Margaret Monroe