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
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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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