Call for Nominations: William G. Wilson Staff Excellence Award

Each year, Maryland’s iSchool celebrates the extraordinary contributions that our former colleague, Bill Wilson, made to the College by recognizing one remarkable staff member whose work exemplifies his spirit. The “Bill Wilson Spirit” is committed to Maryland’s iSchool, its people, and its mission; helpful, able, warm, and generous; and willing to help with any situation, often before any problem might even be apparent. 

Nomination Instructions

The Awards Committee welcomes nominations from any iSchool students, faculty, and staff who wish to nominate a staff member for the Wilson Staff Excellence Award. Please submit nominations to ischoolawards@umd.edu

For each nomination, please provide one paragraph explaining how, specifically, the nominated individual represents the “Bill Wilson Spirit.” It is particularly useful if nominations include examples of situations that demonstrate how the nominee exhibits the unique qualities of being “committed to the iSchool, its people, and its mission; helpful, able, warm, and generous; and willing to help with any situation, often before any problem might even be apparent.” Nominees must be full-time or part-time staff members at the iSchool. The Dean, Associate Deans, students and faculty are not eligible.

Deadline for Nominations

Complete nominations must be submitted to ischoolawards@umd.edu no later than Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:59 PM ET. 

Award Notification and Presentation

The award is usually presented as part of the Dean’s State of the College event. The winner receives an engraved plaque recognizing his/her efforts.

About William G. Wilson

Bill Wilson received degrees in Economics and an MLS from the University of Michigan in 1960. Before coming to the University of Maryland, he worked for ten years as an educator and practitioner of librarianship. He joined the College in 1972. Over more than three decades, Bill served in numerous roles—librarian, lecturer, secretary of the Collegium, Field Studies coordinator, advisor to the Alumni Chapter, and Student Services Office staff person. He was selected as the first Honorary CLIS Alumnus for his outstanding work with CLIS alumni. Bill has also been active in both environmental and historic preservation organizations. He was President of the Maryland Library Association in 1995-96 and late in 2006, he was elected President of Citizens for Maryland Libraries.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Awards Committee at ischoolawards@umd.edu.

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