Awards

CAUL Awards

The CAUL awards recognise the achievements of staff of CAUL Member institutions. Nominations for the awards open annually and awards are made annually when there are suitable nominations.

Awards Structure

CAUL awards will be offered in the following categories:

  1. Leadership Award/s
  2. Advocacy Award
  3. Early Career Practitioner Innovation Award
  4. Innovation Award

Leadership Award/s

The Senior Leader Development and Networking Project (Building Sustainable Leadership program) will provide recommendations for CAUL’s leadership awards.

Advocacy Award

This award will recognise the achievements of a staff member of a CAUL member institution related to national or international leadership on professional issues related to one or more of CAUL’s strategic themes.

Criteria against which nominations will be assessed:

  • Evidence of strategic contribution at a national or international level
  • Evidence of collegial work to advance strategic agendas
  • Evidence of value and impact of strategic and/or advocacy work.

Supporting statements:

  • Nominations must be supported by a testimonial from a supervisor, peer or colleague.
  • Every citation for an award should also be endorsed by the relevant University Librarian or equivalent before submission.

Early Career Practitioner Innovation Award

This award will recognise the achievements of an early career staff member from a CAUL member institution. The focus is on innovation in any aspect of library business.

Criteria against which nominations will be assessed:

  • Evidence of innovation – including new approaches, new methods, new thinking
  • Evidence of collegial work – including supporting colleagues in the achievement of goals or outcomes
  • Evidence of value and impact – including positive change brought about inside the nominee’s library (optional: impact in the wider institution, and/or beyond the nominee’s institution).

‘Early career’ is defined as within the first five years of employment post-graduation.

Supporting statements:

  • Nominations must be supported by a testimonial from a supervisor, peer or colleague.
  • Every citation for an award should also be endorsed by the relevant University Librarian or equivalent before submission.

Innovation Award

This award will recognise the achievements of a staff member or team from a CAUL member institution. The focus is on innovation in any aspect of library business.

Criteria against which nominations will be assessed:

  • Evidence of innovation – including new approaches, new methods, new thinking
  • Evidence of collegial work – including supporting colleagues in the achievement of goals or outcomes
  • Evidence of value and impact – including positive change brought about inside the nominee’s library (optional: impact in the wider institution, and/or beyond the nominee’s institution).

Supporting statements:

  • Nominations must be supported by a testimonial from a supervisor, peer or colleague.
  • Every citation for an award should also be endorsed by the relevant University Librarian or equivalent before submission.

Judging

Nominations are reviewed by the Achievement Awards Panel and the panel recommends the recipients to the CAUL Board for endorsement.

Membership of Achievement Awards Panel

The Achievement Awards Panel will comprise:

  • One Board Member
  • A National Office representative
  • Two Council Members (UL or equivalent)
  • A non-CAUL representative (ALIA, CAUDIT or UA).

Nature of the Awards

The Advocacy and Early Career Practitioner awards are awarded to an individual. A $1,500 payment will be made to the recipient’s institution for the recipient to use for professional development.

The Innovation award may be awarded to a team or an individual. If a team award is given, $3,000 will be paid to the team’s institution for the team to use for professional development. If an individual award is given, a $1,500 payment will be made to the recipient’s institution for the recipient to use for professional development.

Presentation of the Awards

The awards are presented at the March Council meeting each year.

Nominations

Nominations are submitted online.

It is anticipated that nominations for the 2021 awards will open in November 2021.

 

Current awards

The CAUL Awards for Achievement and Innovation 2020 - 


Past awards

CAUL Achievement Award 2002 - 2019 

The CAUL Achievement Award recognised outstanding contributions that supported the achievement of CAUL's strategic priorities from 2002 to 2019 when the award was discontinued.

The CAUL / ASA Fellowship 2014 - 2016

The CAUL/ASA (Australian Society of Authors) fellowships were awarded 2014 - 2016. The fellowships were made possible by a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The 2016 fellowships (two) provided $10,000 in non-salary funding, to support creative projects that would utilise at least one of the university libraries' special collections. The grants were able to be used for travel, accommodation and other project related expenses.  They were not able to be used for research at the fellow's home institution.

International Travelling Fellowship 2010 - 2013

The Fellowship was established in 2010 with the transfer of accumulated funds to CAUL from UNISON, a partnership of the university libraries of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, formed to facilitate dialogue and enable cooperation. 

 

Author Cicy Zheng
Last modified 1 November 2021