From 2002 to 2019, the CAUL Achievement Award recognised outstanding contributions that supported the achievement of CAUL's strategic priorities. This award was discontinued in 2019 and replaced with the new CAUL Awards for Achievement & Innovation in 2020.
Nominees for the award were evaluated in terms of their demonstrated achievements contributing to one or more of the following CAUL goals:
- Position university libraries as essential infrastructure for teaching, learning and research in their institutions.
- Advance open and equitable access to knowledge, information and data.
- Be a recognised authority on the purpose, value and impact of university libraries in higher education and research.
- Foster cooperative activity between university libraries in Australia and internationally for the benefit of their students, teachers and researchers.
- Represent the interests of its members to government, the community and other stakeholders;
- Promote members’ views and values in national and international discourse on relevant issues and public policy developments.
- Facilitate the sharing of best practice, information and innovation among its members.
- Foster leadership and professional growth of current and future leaders in university libraries.
Qualifying achievements needed to be demonstrated to have been influential beyond the nominee’s employing institution over a period of at least two years. Achievements solely at an institutional level were not eligible for consideration. The nature and quality of achievement had to be of a level far and above the normal requirements of the individual’s paid position, justifying special recognition. Nominees were expected to have displayed exceptional leadership and initiative, have undertaken advocacy at a high level and been able to demonstrate that their achievements led to change.
Eligibility for the CAUL Achievement Award 2002-2019
Individuals other than the University Librarian or equivalent employed at CAUL member libraries during the twelve months prior to the close of nominations. The Award primarily recognises personal achievement but more than one individual may be included in the nomination provided that the contribution of each and every nominee meets the criteria. Previous recipients are eligible for nomination, provided that the nomination is distinct from previous nominations and a period of at least five years has elapsed since the previous Award.
Recipients of the CAUL Achievement Award 2002-2019
2019 There was no award in 2019
2018 There was no award in 2018
2017 There was no award in 2017
Lyn Torres (Centre, Information Research Skills Manager) and Leanne McCann (Left, Learning Skills Manager), leaders of the Monash University Research and Learning Team. Nomination - with Heather Gordon (Right, CAUL President, 19 March 2015).
There was no award for 2013
2009 There was no award in 2009