SLIS Awards for Excellence for Graduating Students

The Ken Haycock Award for Exceptional Professional Promise  -  Open for applications February 1 - March 1

The Ken Haycock Award is given annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most exceptional professional promise for leadership. The recipient demonstrates flexibility in program delivery modes, excellence in academic performance, ability to think theoretically and practically and ability to analyze and communicate the results of knowledge gained. The award winner will not only be honored by being the Outstanding Student speaker at convocation, but will also receive $1,000 and a citation.

The Ken Haycock Award opens for nominations on February 1 (before the other award nominations) because the winner becomes the Outstanding Student speaker at the SLIS convocation and travel arrangements need to be made for the winner to travel to San Jose.  

To self-nominate or to be nominated for the Haycock Award, submit the SLIS Awards form between February 1 and the March 1 deadline.

Eligible students graduated last August or December, as well as those who will be graduating this May.  A final decision will be made by the members of the Student Scholarships and Awards Committee. The award recipient will be notified during the third week of March.

 

SLIS Awards for Graduating Students  -  Open for applications March 1 - March 30

To self-nominate or to nominate another graduating student for all other awards, submit the SLIS Awards form by the March 30 deadline. Eligible students are those who graduated in the previous August or December, as well as those who will be graduating this May. Final decisions are made by the faculty members of the Student Scholarships and Awards Committee. Award recipients are notified beginning the third Monday in April. View names of recent past SLIS Awards for Excellence recipients.

SLIS / Edna B. Anthony Award in Reference and Information Services

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in the field of reference and information services. The recipient must have completed a minimum of three graduate courses in reference and information services with high academic achievement and exceptional professional promise.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

SLIS / Stella Bunch Hillis Award in Youth Services

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in the field of youth services. The recipient must have completed a minimum of three graduate courses in youth literature, media, and/or services; must have high academic achievement; and must have demonstrated potential for outstanding contributions and innovation in youth services in a variety of contexts.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

SLIS / Shirley Hopkinson Award in the Organization of Information

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in the field of the organization of information. The recipient must have completed a minimum of three graduate courses in classification, cataloguing, information retrieval and/or metadata with high academic achievement and exceptional professional promise.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

SLIS / Leslie Janke Award in Teacher–librarianship

The recipient will demonstrate superior academic achievement in teacher–librarianship coursework, possess excellent communication skills and participate actively in local, state or national organizations.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

SLIS Award for Outstanding Thesis

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, completed the most outstanding graduate thesis in library and information science. The recipient must have demonstrated superior academic performance in research methods, thesis design and writing.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

SLIS / Jean Wichers Award for Professional Practice

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most outstanding knowledge and ability in professional practice. The recipient must have demonstrated superior performance in a supervised professional experience, practicum and/or internship.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.