Many Library staff members make outstanding contributions to McGill's continued success and exceptional reputation. The annually presented Librarian Excellence Award and Library Staff Excellence Award were created to officially honour the extraordinary service, important efforts and achievements of staff members. Each year, the McGill Library will present two individual awards of $1 000 to a librarian and support staff member whose work has had a positive impact on the Library and its users.
Library staff members are encouraged to nominate co-workers who have shown a profound understanding of the Library’s motto: Information, Innovation, Service coupled with a great commitment and dedication to the Library’s mission statement:
McGill University Library advances teaching, learning, research and community service by providing outstanding collections, access to the world of knowledge, excellence in service and an appropriate library environment, all of which are client-focused and responsive to the needs of the McGill community.
All members of the library staff who have been employed at the McGill Library for two years on a full-time basis, with the exception of past winners of the awards and the Dean and Associate Directors, are eligible for nomination. Permanent part-time and permanent sessional staff may be considered for the awards provided the length of service is equivalent to two years of full-time employment in the Library. Nominations will be called annually for each of the awards.
Procedure & Deadline
Following the guidelines for each award, complete the form for each candidate and supply a supporting statement (two pages maximum) by the due date. Send the printed nomination form and supporting statement to the Office of the Trenholme Dean of Libraries - Staff Awards Committee to later than February 28, 2014.
Frequency of Awards
Annually, at the discretion of the Trenholme Dean of Libraries.
The Dean of Libraries, in consultation with the Associate Deans/Directors and the last three recipients of each of the awards will select the successful candidate.
Presentation and Description of the Awards
The awards are presented at an annual celebration. Each winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and a plaque in recognition of his/her contribution.
Librarian Excellence Award
This award recognizes a McGill librarian who has demonstrated excellence in academic librarianship and has shown efforts to improve library services through innovative practice, initiative and resourcefulness.
All librarians employed for over two years are eligible for consideration.
Nominations must be submitted in writing, identifying and describing the nature of the nominee's contribution, together with the endorsement of two McGill librarians.
Library Staff Excellence Award
This award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an Administrative and/or Support staff member at the McGill Library who has demonstrated innovative practice, initiative and resourcefulness in developing efforts to improve the quality of Library service here at McGill.
All members of the support staff, holding a classification of "LA", "C", "M" or "T" and employed for over two years within the Library System are eligible.
Nominations must be submitted in writing, describing the nature of the nominee's contribution, together with the endorsement of two support staff.