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Friends of the Libraries Awards

The Friends of the Libraries have distributed more than half a million dollars to librarians and staff over the last 26 years through their annual awards. The awards fund innovative pilot projects, many of which become long running programs supporting the Libraries mission of connecting people with knowledge. The awards are funded through income generated from Friends memberships and the Friends of the Libraries Endowment.

2017 Awards

Lee Pickett Collection - original photo and deteriorated negative
Lee Pickett Collection - original photo and deteriorated negative

  • Processing the Iwao Matsushita Photograph Collection. Nicolette Bromberg, Visual Materials Curator

  • Processing the Karl Kernberger Visual Materials Collection. Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist

  • UW Tacoma Oral History Project: Documenting the Founding. Justin Wadland, Head, Media and Digital Collections, UW Tacoma Library

  • South Asian Oral Histories and Art Samples by Performing Artists and Their Students. Deepa Banerjee, South Asian Studies Librarian

  • Diversifying the Children’s, Young Adult, and Popular Reading Collections. Kathleen Collins, Sociology & Children's Literature Librarian and Anne Davis, Collection Development Coordinator & Anthropology Librarian

  • LSJ at the Movies:” A Film and Lecture Series on Justice and Human Rights. Emily Keller, Political Science & Public Policy Librarian and Kathleen Collins, Sociology & Children's Literature Librarian

  • How We Work: Celebrating Open Scholarship at the University of Washington. Verletta Kern, Digital Scholarship Librarian

  • Promotional Publications for Korean Collections and Services. Hyokyoung Yi, Head of Public Services & Korean Studies Librarian

  • 3D Anatomical Models: Larynx for School of Dentistry. Nicole Dettmar, Health Science Curriculum Design Librarian

  • "UW Libraries Matter to Me" - Student Video Contest. Amanda Pirog, Advancement Outreach Officer

  • UW Bothell Diversity Center Archive. Denise Hattwig, Digital Scholarship and Collections Curator, UW Bothell

Past Award Projects

A portion of these projects were made possible with additional funding from the Libraries Excellence Fund.