Call for Nominations: 2016 Innovation Award

The Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) Innovation Award recognizes and honors an individual or institution for changes they have made to improve users’ access to information through resource sharing in their library, consortium, state, province or country. The purpose of the award is to showcase innovation in resource sharing and to encourage other librarians and libraries to make changes in their resource sharing operations to improve service to users. RRS looks for efforts in which people have taken the initiative to address a need on their own rather than waiting for others to provide solutions for resource sharing challenges.

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award consists of a cash award and a citation honoring the winning nominee. We are currently finalizing funding for the 2016 cash award and expect to announce the sponsor(s) and amount(s) in the near future.

For more information about the award and application/nomination process, please go to the Innovation Award web page.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2016.  Send nominations and/or questions to Margaret Ellingson, chair of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award Committee at