Nominations Sought for 2016 Rivenburgh Innovation Award

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

April 10, 2016

(via Mark Sullivan, IDS Project Executive Director at SUNY Geneseo)

Ed Rivenburgh is the founder of the IDS Project and has been the driving force behind the technological and pedagogical advances over the past decade. Even after his retirement in 2012, the impact of his ideas on mentoring and technology has continued to be felt nationwide. It is in his honor that the IDS Project has instituted the Rivenburgh Innovation Award to recognize an individual, team, library, or library consortium for advancing the areas of resource sharing and coordinated collection development.

Nominations will be accepted for an individual, team, library, or library consortium. Individuals must be employed by a library and teams must have at least two members that are so employed. Innovations must be in beta testing prior to January 2016 and must pertain to resource sharing or coordinated collection development. Self-nominations are accepted.

Application process:
Please submit a description of the innovation you or your nominee made that has improved resource sharing or coordinated collection development in your region, consortium, or state.
Please include the following information:

  • Describe the new service or how an existing service was improved.
  • Provide statistics or other indicators to demonstrate how your innovation improved the workflow of your staff or your users access to information.
  • When did your new service begin? Is it in beta?
  • Is the innovation just for your library or does it serve a larger user base?
  • Are there plans to continue this new service or further improve it over the next year?

All applications should be sent to

Final Selection Evaluation:
The IDS Project Awards Committee will evaluate all of the nominations submitted by Wednesday, June 1, 2016.The winner will be announced and the award given at the IDS Conference in Albany, NY, on July 28th.

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