"To honor exceptional service to the Innovative Users Community through presentations, collaboration, selfless dedication to libraries as a whole, and sage advice to others via the IUG List. While a great implementation is the product of a great employee, the IUG Beacon Award will acknowledge great community members - people who help others attain greatness and share the knowledge that she/he gained in the process."
The lighthouse was chosen to symbolize: Inspiration, Navigation, Illumination, and Protection
|February 4, 2019||Call for Nominations|
|March 8, 2019||Deadline for Nominations|
|May 6, 2019||Presentation of Award|
The nomination may be submitted directly in an email text or as an attached Word or PDF document. The nomination statement should be 100 words or less. It should highlight the nominee’s contribution to the IUG community through conferences, meetings, services and assistance via the IUG list and why this person is worthy of the award. The award is designed to honor long-term support of the Innovative community. Self-nominations are allowed.
2018 (Orlando, FL)
2017 (National Harbor, MD)
2016 (San Francisco, CA)
2015 (Minneapolis, MN)
2014 (Detroit, MI)
2013 (San Francisco, CA)
2012 (Chicago, IL)
2011 (San Francisco, CA)
2010 (Chicago, IL)
2009 (Anaheim, CA)
2008 (Washington, DC)
Elizabeth was awarded this honor for her excellent programs at IUG on Create Lists and her exceptional answers to questions that are posted to the IUG listserv
2007 (San Jose, CA)
Bob was awarded this honor for his tremendous effort to assist users of WebBridge and the WebOPAC. His support of other users via the IUG list far exceeds the documentation made available anywhere else.
2002 (Houston, TX)
Mieko was awarded this honor for both her photographic memory of the users manual and her amazing willingness to help other IUG members with issues via the listserv.
Bob, Elizabeth and Mieko at IUG 2008 Conference in Washington, D.C.
The Beacon Award Selection Committee will solicit nominations from the IUG Community. The committee will select a recipient prior to the IUG Annual Meeting, where the award will be presented. The current IUG Past-Chair serves as the chair of the award committee.
The current IUG Past-Chair serves as Chair of the Awards Committee. Other members include the IUG Secretary/Treasurer, IUG Steering Committee Members-at-Large in their second year of office, and the two most recent IUG Past-Chairs currently at an Innovative library.