Library Instruction Project of the Year Award

Awards Committee


Joshua Wallace

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Library Instruction Project of the Year Award


2012 -- University of Texas at Dallas for their "Meet Your Librarian" award
2011 -- Coppell ISD Elementary Librarians' Personal Project
2010 -- Keller ISD- "Social Studies Biographies Project"
2009 -- University of Texas Libraries Library Instruction Services team's Signature Course Information Literacy Integration Initiative
2008 -- LE@D - Lifelong Education @ Desktop
2007 -- Irving Business Institute
2005 - University of Houston-Clear Lake Online Library Research Skills project
2004 -- North Lake Community Library Business Information Program
2002 -- Lockhart Public Library's LOCK.NET
2002 -- Austin Community College Chemistry 1411 Online Tutoria

Purpose: This award recognizes an innovative or creative library instruction project or initiative in Texas. The project may relate to new models, methods, and techniques in areas such as (but not limited to):

  • New services and resources developed for library instruction
  • Assessment of a library instruction class or program
  • Marketing of a library instruction program or service
  • Collaboration between library staff and other members of an institution or related organizations
  • Cooperative ventures between different institutions

This award is created and awarded by the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the Texas Library Association (TLA).

Frequency: Nominations will be accepted and reviewed annually but, depending on the quality of applications, an award may not necessarily be made each year.

Eligibility: Projects nominated must have been developed and/or implemented in a library or other educational institution in Texas. There are no restrictions as to the size of the instructional effort, academic discipline, target audience, or techniques employed.

Nomination Process: Self-nominations are encouraged and will receive equal consideration to external nominations. Nominations must include the following materials:

  • Cover letter with a title of the nominated project; names, email, addresses, and phone numbers for those responsible for the nominated project; name of institution supporting the project; and contact information for the nominator if a different person
  • 750-1,000 word essay explaining the background, purpose, content, effectiveness, and impact of the nominated project or initiative
  • Two or more letters of recommendation

A reasonable amount of supporting documentation may also be included. This documentation might include such items as project URLs, copies of project materials, statistics indicating success, and/or press releases.


Electronic submissions are required. Submissions must be received by March 5, 2018. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately but also emailed by March 5, 2018.

Materials submitted with the nomination package will not be returned to the nominators.

Selection: Criteria for selection will be weighted on the application and will include, but not be limited to, factors such as: impact of the nominated project; articulation of project needs or library instruction issues; effectiveness of the model, method or technique; and innovation of the nominated project.


Representatives of the winning project will be notified within two weeks.

Honorees will be announced and awarded a plaque at the LIRT program at the TLA Annual Conference.

Announcements will also be submitted to TLA publications. Press releases will also be available for the institution hosting the winning project, LIRT newsletter, and LIRT web site.

Please email nominations to the committee chair, Joshua Wallace, by March 5, 2018. Please feel free to send questions to the committee chair or any member.


Created on Jan 12, 2011 | Last updated February 26, 2018