Texas Digital Library Awards

Each year, the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Awards honor the exceptional efforts – across a range of institutions both large and small – to increase access to and meaningful use of the intellectual riches of Texas colleges and universities.

2017 TDL Awards

Award recipients will receive one complimentary registration per group/awardee for the 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) in Austin and be honored at the TCDL Conference Reception. The TCDL will be held in Spring 2017 and official dates will be posted soon.

Please review the full set of criteria for each award before submitting. For questions about the criteria or processes for awards selection, please email: info@tdl.org.

2017 TDL Awards Committee

  • Nerissa Lindsey (Chair), Texas A&M International
  • Louise Kidder, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Sian Brannon, University of North Texas
  • Sarah Potvin, Texas A&M University
  • Aaron Choate, University of Texas at Austin
  • Laura Waugh, Texas Digital Library

Nomination Instructions:

You may nominate yourself or someone else for these awards. To submit a nomination, download and complete the appropriate form provided below and email it along with any supporting documentation to: tdlawards@utlists.utexas.edu

2017 TDL Award nomination submissions will open in Fall 2017. 

Important Dates:

  • January 31, 2017: Deadline for TDL Award Nominations
  • March 10, 2017: Notification to Awardees
  • May 23-25, 2017: Dates for the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL), at which awards will be distributed. (Attendance at the conference is not required to receive an award.)

Innovative Outreach Award

  • Honors an individual or team that demonstrates a creative and successful approach to reaching new users and building awareness of an organization’s digital library.
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Scholarly Communications Award

  • Honors the work of an individual or group in a Texas academic library who has made significant advances in our understanding of the issues surrounding scholarly communication and/or in developing innovative solutions to address the current academic publishing.
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TDL Service Award

  • Honors a Texas Digital Library member (individual or group) who has made significant contributions to the TDL consortium and/or a member who has used TDL services to their fullest potential.
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Trailblazer Award

  • Honors the work of individuals or groups within Texas academic libraries who have used limited resources in innovative ways to create, maintain, or support digital collections. Applications from libraries just beginning on digital projects or staff whose job duties often fall outside the area of digital collections are especially encouraged.
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Leadership in Digital Libraries Award

  • Honors an individual who has made significant contributions and improvements related to digital libraries.
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Excellence in Digital Libraries Award

  • Honors an institution, group, or project that has demonstrated overall excellence in one or more areas of digital library practice.
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Past Committee Members

2016 TDL Awards Committee Members

  • Billie Peterson-Lugo (Chair), Baylor University
  • Mark Phillips, University of North Texas
  • Rachel Vacek, University of Houston
  • Lauren Goodley, Texas State University
  • Nerissa Lindsey, Texas A&M International
  • Laura Waugh, Texas Digital Library

2013 TDL Awards Committee Members

  • Shelley Barba (Chair), Texas Tech University
  • Cindy Boeke, Southern Methodist University
  • Susan Elkins, Angelo State University
  • Stephanie Larrison, Texas State University
  • Darryl Stuhr, Baylor University
  • Kate Krause, Texas Medical Center Library Houston
  • Kristi Park, Texas Digital Library

Excellence in Digital Libraries
Project Team: LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the University of Texas at Austin Libraries

Leadership in Digital Libraries
Cathy Hartman, Former Associate Dean, University of North Texas Libraries

TDL Service Award
Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services, University of Houston

Trailblazer Award
Project Team: University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History and the San Antonio Central Public Library's Texana/Genealogy Department

Scholarly Communications Award
Sarah Potvin, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Texas A&M University

Innovative Outreach Award
Project Team: Baylor University Libraries Digital Projects Group

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