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Friends of the Libraries Awards

The Friends of the Libraries have distributed more than half a million dollars to librarians and staff over the last 27 years through their annual awards. The awards fund innovative pilot projects, many of which become long running programs supporting the Libraries mission of connecting people with knowledge. The awards are funded through income generated from Friends memberships and the Friends of the Libraries Endowment.

2018 Awards

Lee Pickett Collection - original photo and deteriorated negative
Lee Pickett Collection - original photo and deteriorated negative

  • Programming for the Exhibit "From Albatross to Zigzag Heron: The Year of the Bird at the UW Libraries." Kari Anderson, Science Reference Librarian
  • Data Storytelling: A Collaboration Between the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) and the UW Health Sciences Library. Lynly Beard, Research Impact and Social Work Librarian
  • Processing and Preservation of the Clarence Leroy Andrews Photographs. Nicolette Bromberg, Visual Materials Curator
  • Surfacing and Preserving Music Library Special Collections through a Pilot Collaboration. Erin Conor, Head, Music Library
  • Comic Book and Graphic Novel Collection Processing & Preservation. Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Books Curator
  • Anatomical Models for Health Sciences Students. Michael Moore, Grants Administration and Special Projects Librarian
  • Reaching Out to New Students: Triwizard Trivia Tournament. Theresa Mudrock, History Librarian
  • Warren G. Magnuson Audiovisual Assessment Project. Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist
  • Friends of the UW Libraries Student Video Contest. Amanda Pirog, Advancement Outreach Officer
  • Lushootseed Audio Digitization. John Vallier, Head of Media / Ethnomusicology Curator

Past Award Projects

A portion of these projects were made possible with additional funding from the Libraries Excellence Fund.