The University of Kansas Libraries
Library Faculty and Professionals Assembly
Unclassified Professionals Committee (UPC)
Unclassified Professional Excellence Award
The Unclassified Professional (UP) Excellence Award recognizes outstanding professional performance and contribution to the University of Kansas Libraries. The award committee chair sends out the call for nominations. The Nomination Form can be submitted digitally via email (preferred method) or in hard copy.
The first year the award was given the UPC and LFPA UP Representative selected the recipient. Each ensuing year the UPC (through the Dean) solicits two UP volunteers for the selection committee, after nominations have been received. The previous year’s winner and the LFPA UP representative are also members of the award committee. At least two members of the selection committee interview each nominator, each nominee’s supervisor, and a co-worker for all award candidates using a standard form.
The selection committee reviews and discusses information from nomination forms and nominator interviews, and votes anonymously for the recommended recipient. The selection committee may choose not to give the award in a given year if quantity or quality of candidates is not high enough. The committee submits a recommended recipient to the Dean and Human Resources Director for final approval. This year, the deadline for nominations to be submitted to the award committee chair is June 19. The award committee will make a recommendation to the Dean and Human Resources Director for final approval by August 14 or earlier, so that the award can be announced along with other KU Library employee awards. The Award is presented at the Celebration of Excellence held in the Fall, and includes a monetary gift of $500.
- Marianne Reed, 2013
- Roberta Woodrick, 2012
- Carol Jeffries, 2011
- Bayliss Harsh, 2010