Awards

Each year the Carolinas Chapter presents the Meritorious Achievement, Horizon, Information Management, and Sara Aull Student Paper awards to chapter members.

Meritorious Achievement Award

The Meritorious Achievement award is presented to the Chapter colleague who has made outstanding or notable contributions to the Chapter and to the profession. To be eligible, a nominee must have been a Chapter member in good standing for at least the past four years. Outstanding efforts on behalf of the Chapter, notable innovations on the job, participation in seminars or other similar activities which benefit the Chapter or promote public recognition of the profession, will be the criteria for final selection.

Past winners of the Meritorious Achievement Award

Horizon Award

This award is given to a Chapter colleague who, through work and professional activities, has shown a promise of becoming an outstanding member of the profession. To be eligible, a nominee must have been a Chapter member in good standing for four or fewer years. Outstanding efforts on behalf of the Chapter, notable innovations on the job, participation in seminars or other similar activities which benefit the Chapter or promote public recognition of the profession, will be the criteria for final selection.

Past winners of the Horizon Award

Information Management Award

This award recognizes an organization, served by a North Carolina special library, for its outstanding or notable support of library and information science. The North Carolina Chapter Information Management Award will be presented at the last meeting of the chapter year. Creative and innovative support of the library, its mission, and its staff will be the criteria for final selection.

Past winners of the Information Management Award

Sara Aull Student Paper Award

Each year the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (NCSLA) sponsors the Sara Aull Student Award. This competition recognizes an outstanding student member who has demonstrated a commitment to SLA and shows potential of being an outstanding member of the profession. The award provides a student membership in SLA for one year and the opportunity to participate on the NCSLA board. The competition is open to students currently enrolled in MLS or MIS programs within the state of North Carolina.  Formerly a student paper award, the Sara Aull award was initiated in 1981 to honor Sara Aull who was inducted into the SLA Hall of Fame in 1973 and served as editor of the NCSLA Bulletin from 1975 to 1981.  She was an active SLA member from 1952 until her death in 1998 in Landis, NC.

Past winners of the Sara Aull Student Paper Award

Meritorious Achievement Award Winners
2018 Barb LeBlanc
2017 Jaime Christopher
2016 Teresa Leonard
2014 Sperry Krueger
2013 Eliza Robertson
2012 Mary Krautter
2011 Deborah Balsamo
2010 Susan Forbes
2009 Tamika Barnes
2008 Ann Stringfield
2006 Laura "Lolly" Gasaway
2005 Bea Kovacs
2004 Larry Skladanowski
2003 Dr. Fred Roper
2002 Alan Tuttle
2001 Dr. Bob Ballard
2000 Dr. Evelyn Daniel
1999 Jean Porter
1998 Barbara Best-Nichols
1997 Larry Wright
1996 Barbara Semonche
1995 Barbara K. Post
1994 Rebecca B. Vargha
1993 Alice R. Cotten
1992 Dav Robertson
1991 Ildiko Trombitas
1990 Sangster Parrott

Horizon Award Winners
2018 Kate Hanson
2017 Jessica Reece
2016 Nicole Duggins
2011 Tiffany Lopez
2010 Jill Robinson Morris
2009 Jennifer Evans
2008 Jamal Cromity
2007 Jennifer Klimas
2006 Cynthia McCracken
2005 Jessica Rubis
2004 (not awarded)
2003 Deborah Balsamo
2002 Tamika Barnes
2001 (not awarded)
2000 (not awarded)
1999 Kristen Roland
1998 Kelly Gregory
1997 Sperry Krueger
1996 Ginny Hauswald
1995 Marlys K. Ray
1994 Sandra L. Hughey
1993 Teresa R. Faust
1992 (not awarded)
1991 Ellen M. Leadem
1990 Nancy Bruce (Kozlowski)

Information Management Award Winners
2011 ProQuest Dialog
2010 Iconitel Consulting Services
2007 North Carolina Biotechnology Center
2006 Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance
2005 Blue Cross Blue Shield
2004 National Humanities Center
2003 UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
2002 CIIT Centers For Health Research
2001 EPA and NIEHS (co-winners)
2000 UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication
1999 Center for Creative Leadership
1998 (not awarded)
1997 Wake Forest University
1996 (not awarded)
1995 The News & Observer Publishing Company, Inc.
1994 (not awarded)
1993 Burroughs Wellcome Company
1992 North Carolina State University Library Systems
1991 Glaxo, Inc.
1990 North Carolina State Library

Sara Aull Student Paper Award Winners
2018 Caitlin Rivas
2017 Erin Rutherford
2016 Kelly A. Jones
2015 Becca Greenstein
2014 Mea Warren
2013 Jessica McQuade
2012 Haley Walton
2011 Susan Craft
2010 Chris Doty
2009 C. Vinson
2008 Gaye Colvin
2006 Diana Chike
2005 Karin Shank
2004 Verna Riley and Hugh Cayless
2003 (not awarded)
2002 Bonnie Sugden
2001 K.T. Vaughn
2000 Eleanor Smith
1999 Jane Quigley
1998 (not awarded)
1997 W. Bruce Henson III
1996 Kathleen Pathe
1995 Peter McCracken
1994 Pamela Aubuchon-Fields
1993 Beth Walker
1992 Martha Haswell
1991 Patricia Painter
1990 Andrea Rohrbacher