TDL Awards

Each year, the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Awards honor individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of digital libraries. 

Winners are selected by the TDL Awards Committee and are notified in early spring. Award recipients receive one complimentary registration per group/awardee for the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in Austin, and are honored during a special awards session at the conference.

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

Nominations for the 2018 TDL Awards are coming soon. 


  • Sian Brannon (Chair), University of North Texas
  • Sean Visintainer (Vice-Chair), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Kris Helge, Texas Woman’s University
  • Jonathan Helmke, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Derek Reece, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Darryl Stuhr, Baylor University
  • Heidi Winkler, Texas Tech University

Past TDL Award Committee Members


You may nominate yourself or someone else for these awards. Nominations should be between 500 – 1,500 words, not including any optional supporting documentation.

You can submit your nomination through an online form. Each award has its own nomination form. Please fill out the information fields provided in the form and attach any supporting documents (optional) to the form. Then simply click “Submit” at the bottom of the form.


  • Deadline for TDL Award Nominations (TBD)
  • Notification to Awardees (TBD)
  • Dates for the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL), at which awards will be distributed. Note: Attendance at the conference is not required to receive an award. (TBD)


Coming soon

Excellence in Digital Libraries
Project Team: Vireo 4 Rewrite Development Team, Texas A&M University Libraries

Leadership in Digital Libraries
Mark Phillips, Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, University of North Texas Libraries

TDL Service Award
Stephanie Larrison, Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas State University Libraries

Trailblazer Award
Project Team: S.A.V.E. Development Group, Texas Tech University Libraries

Innovative Outreach Award
Digital Frontiers, Spencer D. C. Keralis, University of North Texas Libraries

Graduate Student Excellence Award
Kathryn Van Winkle, University of Texas at Austin