Library Recognition Awards

UBC Library’s Recognition Awards were developed to acknowledge the many ways in which staff contribute to UBC Library through creativity, innovation, excellence, and customer service. Nominations are from within the Library and each recipient receives a cash award and an individualized award, presented at the annual Library Recognition Luncheon during the summer. 

The Awards program includes three distinct award categories:

  • Employee Excellence Award: Recipients of the Employee Excellence Award have an impeccable record of work excellence and workplace contributions. Their kindness, compassion and respect for others make them eagerly sought after to be project team members or leaders. Their innovation and creativity have a significant impact on UBC Library. Their presence has made the Library a better place.
  • Innovation Award: Innovators lead UBC Library by providing creative solutions. They are risk-takers and pioneers, pushing us to think in ways that reach beyond the status quo. Our libraries are their incubators, and their thinking is visionary. Nominees in this category have demonstrated new ways of performing existing processes, or have undertaken work that supports the vision of theLibrary’s Strategic Plan.
  • Unsung Hero Award: This award is dedicated to those employees who keep our libraries running, delivering our services and collections, and maintaining and improving operations. They are the backbone of the Library and a critical support for our users. Without their efforts, UBC Library would not be able to function or deliver the stellar service that users have come to expect.


List of Library Award Recipients