SILS presents to students, faculty and alumni for excellence in teaching, research and service to the school.
The Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence
In 1995 Chancellor Paul Hardin and Dean Barbara Moran established the SILS Award for Teaching Excellence. In February 2012, the award was renamed the Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence in memory of Dr. Deborah Barreau who received the award twice for her masterful teaching ability. The award recognizes one faculty member, who is selected by students within the school, for outstanding teaching. It is presented at the annual spring commencement ceremony.
Dean's Achievement Award
This annual award is presented to one information science student and one library science student who produce the highest quality masters' papers each year. The papers are judged by a faculty committee. A cash prize accompanies the honor, which is intended to encourage student research and writing.
Outstanding Service to the School Award
This annual award is presented by the SILS Alumni Association, which asks members of the faculty to select a student who has contributed outstanding service to the school and his or her fellow students.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Established in 1981, this award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional library or information science achievements at national, state or local levels, or who have provided outstanding service to SILS or its Alumni Association. Number of years in the profession does not alone determine a candidate's qualification.
The Edward G. Holley for the Good of the Order Award
Established in 2009 by Interim Dean Dr. Barbara B. Moran, the Edward G. Holley for the Good of the Order Award recognizes an individual who has given selflessly for the good of SILS.
Edward Holley was Dean of SILS from 1972 to 1985 and a major figure in 20th century American librarianship. Dr. Holley was an inspirational leader who often spoke about “the good of the order” and he always stressed the importance of putting the good of the total institution above the individual good of the people who worked there. He set a wonderful example of someone who devoted himself to the greater good. SILS remembers Dr. Holley by recognizing an individual who has given selflessly for the good of the School and its students.
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