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Call for Nominations:

The Alumni Association is currently taking nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award for 2012.
The recipient's name will be engraved on a plaque kept in the OU School of Library and Information Studies. A certificate of award will be presented to the recipient, and a $50 donation to the Irma Tomberlin Scholarship Fund will be made in the name of the recipient.

To nominate a candidate, email a letter of recommendation that briefly describes the nominee’s qualifications for the award to

Carolyn Mahin
cmahin at uco dot edu
405.974-2595

The letter should include the nominee’s current contact information. Nominations must be received by January 31, 2012.

Please review Criteria and Guidelines below before submission.

Criteria for Outstanding Alumni:

  • Any person receiving a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of Oklahoma School of Library & Information Studies may be eligible for this award if:
    • The person has generated an active interest in the School and/or,
    • The person has made an effective and innovative contribution to the library profession and/or,
    • The person has contributed to the professional literature.

Guidelines:

  • Nominators will submit a letter of recommendation electronically that briefly describes the nominee’s qualifications for the award. The letter will include the nominee’s current contact information.
  • Nominators may include supporting materials as they wish.
  • Nominees will be graduates of the OUSLIS program and currently working in the library field.
  • Nominations will come from someone other than the nominee.
  • Nominees will submit a current vita or resume and any other supporting materials to the Outstanding Alumni committee chair upon request

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Assessment:

  • Nominees
    • Contributions to the profession within the workplace
    • Contributions to the profession beyond the workplace
    • Demonstrated leadership within the profession
    • Honors and awards received
  • Strength of nomination letter

Previous Recipients:

  • 2012 - Sharon Saulmon
  • 2011 - Lynn McIntosh and Vicki W. Phillips
  • 2010 - Bobby L. Roberts
  • 2009 - none awarded
  • 2008 - Barbara Ray
  • 2007 - Anne Masters
  • 2006 - none awarded
  • 2005 - Oliver Delaney
  • 2004 - Beth Anne Freeman
  • 2003 - Donna Morris
  • 2002 - Sally Harris
  • 2001 - none awarded
  • 2000 - none awarded
  • 1999 - none awarded
  • 1998 - Joanne Callard
  • 1997 - Charles Townley
  • 1996 - Ken Bierman
  • 1995 - Mary Somerville
  • 1994 - Charles R. McClure
  • 1993 - Pat Weaver-Meyers
  • 1992 - Barbara Spriestersbach
  • 1992 - Herman L. Totten
  • 1991 - none awarded
  • 1990 - Marty Thompson
  • 1989 - Pat Woodrum
  • 1988 - John Hinkle
  • 1987 - Dell Hewey

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