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 Selection Committee chair Steve Shadle, shadle@uw.edu.

Cass Hartnett
The 2016 Distinguished Librarian Award recipient is Cass Hartnett, U.S. Documents Librarian and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Librarian