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Spirit of ACL Award

The Spirit of ACL Award may be awarded annually by the Board of Directors. This award is bestowed on an individual within their first 5 years of ACL membership who has demonstrated exceptional passion for the mission of the Association through volunteer service on a standing team, noteworthy participation in a special project, or other outstanding service to ACL. The Executive Director will solicit nominations from Team Leaders; however, any ACL member may submit a nomination. Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Director no later than April 1 for presentation at the annual conference

Congratulations to Julie Sweeney, Instructional Services Librarian at Point Loma Nazarene University, who received the 2021 Spirit of ACL Award. 

Julie Sweeney has been a member of ACL since 2017. She is a CPI indexer and since 2020 has served as the convener of the Emerging Library Professionals Interest Group (EPP). She regularly initiates group discussions by posting an article or other encouragement to the group. During the pandemic, the ELP started meeting via Zoom to increase camaraderie and support of one another during a difficult season. In 2021 she started virtual 'Coffee with a Colleague' and has connected the retirees with the ELP members. She presented as part of the 2020 ACL Fall Workshop series and presented at this year’s annual conference. She is professional, endearing, and a pleasure to work with. Julie has demonstrated exceptional service to the members of ACL during her dawning years of membership. 





2021 - Julie Sweeney
2020 - Grace Andrews
2019 - Kellie Barbato
2018 - Bethany Messersmith
2016 - Elizabeth Fairall
2016 - Mary Tatro
2015 - Elizabeth Arjona