SFA Award of Excellence

Purpose and Criteria for Selection
The Society of Florida Archivists Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding contributions to the preservation of Florida's documentary heritage. Any person, institution, or exemplary program that has provided noteworthy leadership in the field, promoted excellence through outstanding achievements, or contributed significantly to the betterment of the profession may be considered for the award. Nominees are considered annually.

Examples of areas in which significant contributions might be recognized included, but are not limited to:
  • Promotion of the identification and preservation of Florida's archival and manuscript heritage
  • Implementation of noteworthy management innovations, or conservation and collection development programs
  • Encouragement of use and knowledge of archival holdings through a specific program
  • Promotion of professional education
  • Exemplary public programming efforts
  • Proven leadership in professional associations at state, regional, or national levels
  • Contributions to the Society of Florida Archivists in leadership or noteworthy committee work
  • Additions to the professional literature

Nominations and Submission Deadline
The call for nominations is distributed annually in February-March depending on timing of the Annual Meeting.

Deadline for Nominations: Midnight, April 3, 2017

Please submit nominations to LuAnn Mims at LAMimsy@gmail.com in Word (.doc) or RTF formatted file.

Below is the outline for the submission, please include the following:

  • Your Information: Name, Institution, Address, Email, Telephone number
  • Nominee Information: Name, Institution, Address, Email, Telephone number
  • If nominating an institution or program: Name of institution or program, Address/City/Zip, Contact person, Email, Telephone number

What to submit:

  1. Biographical sketch of the nominee, or in the case of an institution or program, a brief description of its history or activities
  2. Statement describing why the nominee deserves this award and providing the committee with the reason(s) you are nominating this person, institution, or program for the Award of Excellence (not to exceed 1,000 words)
  3. Supporting materials, which may include publications or other items specifically related to the reason for this nomination
If you prefer to download the nomination information, it's available as a Word (.doc) file.

Click here for a list of previous Award of Excellence recipients.

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