TDL Awards

Nominations open soon.

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.


  • Sean Buckner (chair), Texas A&M University
  • Elle Covington, University of Texas at Austin
  • Lea DeForest, Texas Digital Library (non-voting)
  • Lauren Goodley (vice-chair), Texas State University
  • Elizabeth Headrick, Texas Woman’s University
  • Alexa Hight, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • DeeAnn Ivie, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Christina Kellum, University of North Texas
  • Bethany Scott, University of Houston
  • Adrian Shapiro, Texas Woman’s University
  • Zach Valdes, Sam Houston State University

Past TDL Award Committee Members

TDL Awards Winners

Excellence Award
The 3Dhotbed Project

TDL Service Award
James Creel, software developer at Texas A&M University Libraries

Trailblazer Award
aems emswiler, Inside Books Project

Outreach Award
The Dallas Way

Student Excellence Award
Elizabeth Irvin-Stravoski, Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Houston Libraries

Scholarly Communications Award
DeeAnn Ivie, Open Educational Resources Coordinator at UTSA Libraries

Individual Impact Award
Bethany Scott, Digital Projects Coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries