SLIS Alumni Awards

Two SLIS Alumni Awards are presented annually at the TLA Conference. Nominations for the 2017 awards are now closed.

TWU SLIS Ann Barnett Service Award

The TWU School of Library and Information Studies is seeking nominations for the “Ann Barnett Service Award.” This $500 award recognizes exemplary service to the principles and purposes of librarianship and professional education as demonstrated by sensitivity and responsiveness to people’s needs. 

Selection Criteria: 

  • This service award recognizes alumni for outstanding contributions to librarianship, the community, TWU, or professional education. 
  • This award is given out one time annually and does not need to be awarded each year. 
  • Nominations will be archived for up to 1 year to be considered for this award. 

Eligible Nominees:

  • The award will only be given to alumni of  TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies.
  • Nominations will be solicited from alumni of TWU, any member of TWU’s administration, faculty or staff, and friends of TWU.
  • Self-nomination is accepted.  

Nomination Details:

  • Nominators are required to complete a short profile about their nominee, with specific information about the nominee’s exceptional service, and at least one letter of support. Submit nominations to the Ann Barnett Service Award. Nominations open in early 2018.
  • A completed nomination may include supplementary supporting materials. Supporting materials may include additional letters of support, press coverage, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, awards or certificates of achievement, or any other items that support a nomination. Submit supporting materials to twubarnettaward@gmail.com
  • Nominations must be submitted to the TWU School of Library and Information Studies via a survey link, available in early 2018. 
  • The winner of the award will be announced at the annual TLA conference.

TWU SLIS S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Award

The TWU School of Library and Information Studies is seeking applications for the “S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Award.” This $500 award was established in 1987 by native Texan and TWU alumnus, Sarah Janice Kee (1908-1998), for graduates who seek financial support for continuing education. S. Janice Kee had a remarkable library career which included time in military libraries during WW II, various state and public libraries, the U.S. Department of Education in Dallas, TX, and serving as Executive Secretary of ALA. She travelled extensively and, in 1971, received the first School of Library Science Alumnae Award for Merit from TWU for distinguished service in librarianship.

Selection Criteria: 

  • The award is to help fund alumni’s continuing education or professional development opportunities. 
  • One award is given annually and does not need to be awarded each year if there are no appropriate applications. 
  • Previous recipients of the award are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received the award yet. 

Eligible Applicants:

  • Only alumni of TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies, who are not a current student at TWU SLIS, are eligible to apply for the award. 
  • Applications will be solicited from alumni of TWU through email, promotion on the TWU SLIS website, and social media.
  • The award may be used for continuing education purposes, including conference travel, workshop registration, and tuition and fees for course taking. 

Application Details:

  • Applicants are required to complete a short profile about themselves and a narrative that describes their plans for the award and gives the selection committee some insight into their philosophy of and experiences in librarianship. Applications must be submitted to the S. Janice Kee Continuing Education Award. 
  • Applications must be submitted to the TWU School of Library and Information Studies via a survey link, available in early 2018.   
  • The winner of the award will be announced at the annual TLA conference.