Distinguished Librarian Award
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Distinguished Librarian Award

This annual award recognizes a librarian whose contributions advance the mission of the Libraries and the University in the areas of teaching, learning, research, and innovative approaches to practice.

Librarians at UW Seattle, Bothell/Cascadia, Tacoma, and the M.G. Gallagher Law Library are eligible.


Nominations are typically accepted in the fall. The award is announced in the spring and the recipient is honored at the annual University Recognition Reception in June.

Questions concerning the Award and award process should be sent to the 2021 Selection Committee chair, Hyokyoung Yi, Korean Studies Librarian / Head, East Asia Library Public Services.


The 2021 Distinguished Librarian Award recipient is Jessica Albano, Communication Studies & News Librarian and Head Government Publications, Maps, Microforms & Newspapers University Libraries