ALISE / Norman Horrocks Leadership Award

This award recognizes a new ALISE member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ALISE activities. This award addresses a number of concerns relevant to the Association, including:

  • the need to attract new members and retain their membership as a lifelong commitment
  • the need to develop and recognize those new members with outstanding leadership qualities as future leaders of ALISE at the highest levels, and
  • the need to recognize newer members for service to the organization rather than limiting recognition to academic achievements
  • The recipient of this award will received an award of $500. Nominations will be adjudicated by the members of the ALISE/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award Committee. Results of the competition will be announced on or before October 1 and presented at the ALISE Annual Conference. 

Previous Recipients

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Toni Carbo -


Sharon McQueen, Old Dominion (2016) 
Nicole Cooke, Illinois (2016) 
Deborah H. Charbonneau, Wayne State (2016)

Board liaison:

Laurie Bonnici, Alabama ( -- Director of Membership Services

Award Criteria:

This award is open to any ALISE member who has been a member for no more than seven years (including years as a student member, if applicable), at the time the award is given. An individual may only receive this award once.

Nominations Requirements

  • A letter of nomination (no more than one page, single-spaced), describing the ways in which the nominee has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ALISE activities (e.g., participation in SIG activities; organization of ALISE conference events; service on ALISE committees; recruitment or retention of other new ALISE members; etc.)
  • The date that the nominee first joined ALISE
  • Supporting documentation, including the nominee’s current CV and letters of support that address the criteria listed above.
  • All documentation should be uploaded when filling out the Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

2016 - C. Sean Burns

2015 - No Award Given

2014 - Shari A. Lee

2013 - Nicole Cooke

2012 - Renate Chancellor

2011 - Lauren Mandel

2010 - No Award Given

2009 - Linda Most