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 iSchool 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 be honored by being the Outstanding Student speaker at convocation, and 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 iSchool convocation.  

To self-nominate or to be nominated for the Haycock Award, submit the iSchool 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.

 

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 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 Awards for Excellence recipients.

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.

Director’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown outstanding leadership through a work or community service innovation, internship or scholarly research effort benefiting an economically, linguistically or otherwise diverse service population.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

Director’s Award for Excellence in Intellectual Inquiry

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated intellectual curiosity above and beyond their required coursework, a passion for learning, and continued learning.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

Director’s Award for Excellence in International Contribution

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated outstanding involvement in library and information science on a global scale.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

Director’s Award for Excellence in Innovation

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated a strong ability to develop and implement novel approaches to services and the use of technology.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.

Director’s Award for Excellence in Building Community

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively and strengthen communities of all types.

The award consists of a gift certificate and citation.