Friends of the University Libraries

Awards

The Friends Board currently gives five awards and one scholarship. Awards shall be decided on by action of the whole Board upon recommendation of the Activities and Awards Committee. The Friends Board reserves the right not to issue any or all of the awards in any given year.

The Friends Award

This is an external award granted annually to honor a faculty or staff member, student, community person, or institution who has contributed substantially to the growth and development of the UL.

View recipients.

The Friends Employee Award

This is a $500 internal award granted annually to honor a UL staff member (administrative, classified, or faculty) who has made exceptionally valuable contributions to the growth and development of the UL.

The Friends Undergraduate and Graduate Student Employee Awards

The Friends present this $350 award annually to a undergraduate and graduate student employees who have made exceptionally valuable contributions in serving patrons and to the growth and development of the UL.

Friends Professional Development Award

This $300 award is presented annually to a University Libraries employee who wishes to undertake a program of professional development that will improve his or her job effectiveness.

Friends Professional Development Award Form

Friends Master of Library Science Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a University Libraries employee or student employee who is enrolled in or has been accepted to a Master of Library Science degree program. Preference will be given to new applicants, but when appropriate, past recipients may re-apply for the award annually. Multiple awards may be given in a single year, if the Friends Board approves.

Friends Master of Library Science Scholarship Form

The Beth Casey Friends of the University Libraries Student Sculpture Award

This $250 scholarship is awarded annually to assist a selected sculpture student in the pursuit of their artistic endeavors through financial support. The selected sculpture will be displayed in the William T. Jerome Library.

Friends Student Research Award

Download the Friends Student Research Award 2013-2014 Form