Outreach Award

The Outreach Award honors an individual or team that demonstrates a creative, innovative, and successful approach to increasing accessibility of digital information, promoting engagement among new users, or increasing public awareness of an organization’s digital collections.

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Use this document to prepare your nomination. Copy and paste the questions into a new document to craft your nomination before submitting.


AWARD CRITERIA

Outstanding contributions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing and outreach campaigns to promote a digital service, collection, or project. This could also include the promotion of open access practices and opportunities. 
  • Promotional events that showcase a digital service, collection, or project.
  • Assessments or documentation that improve outreach practices, illustrate specific outcomes, or highlight ways in which digital repositories are used to enhance learning in the classroom and in fields of study. 
  • Creating support for a digital effort within an organization that has led to heightened recognition and/or increased resources for the project or institution.
  • Developing and sustaining partnerships with organizations serving historically minoritized communities.

The TDL Awards Committee encourages submissions from historically excluded communities and their allies, including but not limited to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status.

NOMINATIONS

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

Nominations for this award are open to individuals or groups from Texas-based libraries, archives, museums, cultural heritage institutions, non-profits, or collectives. Individuals and group members nominated must have been employed by the institution at the time the work was created or performed. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Membership in the Texas Digital Library consortium is not required to nominate or receive the award.

Winners will be announced and celebrated at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, held virtually May 23 – 26, 2022 (date and time of ceremony TBD). Winners will receive free admission to TCDL.

To nominate an individual or group for TDL’s Outreach Award, please complete the form below. To do so, you will need:

  • Contact information about the nominee or nominated group to include their name, affiliation, email address, and mailing address (required), plus any URLs (optional)
  • Your contact information (required)
  • A justification statement (required)
  • Supporting documentation/file uploads (optional; examples include but are not limited to letters of recommendation, workflows, awards received, publicity and publications, etc.)
  • Agree to TCDL’s Code of Conduct

The deadline for nominations is March 4, 2022.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO NOMINATION FORM

Use this document to prepare your nomination. Copy and paste the questions into a new document to craft your nomination before submitting.


ABOUT THE TEXAS CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES

Now in its fifteenth year, the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) is a home for communities of library and information workers who support scholarly, cultural heritage, educational materials, open access, open source, and transparency in libraries through digital preservation, repositories, metadata, theses and dissertations, scholarly communications, and research data management. TCDL honors its roots in digital librarianship while also including the work that many other library workers, archivists, and various information professionals do to build, improve, provide outreach, expand, and use digital library resources and ecosystems of scholarship.

As founder and host of TCDL, Texas Digital Library is committed to dismantling white supremacy within our organization and associated communities, addressing inequities in our staff organization and the broader consortium, and helping transform practice and culture in the larger higher education and cultural heritage communities in which we operate. To that end, we enthusiastically invite and encourage members of minoritized communities to attend, present, and enjoy TCDL regardless of your profession, affiliation, or background. All are welcome! 

With presentation session types that include informal conversations, posters, lightning talks, workshops, presentations, and more, TCDL encourages and welcomes submissions from students, scholars, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and users. TCDL 2022 will take place live online and we welcome proposals from Texas-based colleagues and beyond.

Read TCDL’s Code of Conduct.


ABOUT THE TDL

Texas Digital Library is a consortium of library and archives professionals that propels the Academy forward by maintaining our past and preparing for the future. Membership in TDL is open to any academic library. Find out more by visiting https://www.tdl.org/members/membership/ or email us at info@tdl.org.


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