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. 

This award is supposed by the ALISE Endowment Fund.

Previous Recipients

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Sue Yeon Syn, Catholic University of America -


Sean Burns, University of Kentucky
Kyong Eun Oh, Simmons College
Kathleen Campana, University of Washington

Board Liaison:

Cecilia Salvatore, Dominican University, 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. 

Award Submission Instructions
Access the submission form here. After you create a login, click on Award Submission/Nomination at the bottom of the page. In the submission form, please be sure you enter the name(s) of the individual being nominated. List one nominee per line. If there is more than one nominee, use the Org. Index box on the right side to indicate institutional names. The number in the Org. Index box must correspond to the number below it. Prior to uploading documents, be sure to refer to your award’s requirements. 

Previous Recipients

2017 - No winner

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