Staff members in the University of Texas Libraries are eligible for recognition through programs at The University of Texas at Austin and in the Libraries acknowledging outstanding achievement and service.
Harold W. Billings Staff Honors Award
This quarterly award recognizes outstanding work performance by staff members whose resourcefulness, dedication and ability help navigate the University of Texas Libraries through often uncharted seas.
Library Excellence Award
Library Excellence Awards are given to professional librarians and classified staff in the University of Texas Libraries who have made extraordinary contributions.
University Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Award
The University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Awards Program honors and recognizes the invaluable contributions of eligible non-teaching employees whose outstanding dedication, competence, conscientious performance, excellent customer service, or ingenuity has had a significant impact on the university. Read more about the Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Awards on the UT site.
UT Exemplary Service Award
Up to thirty-two (32) hours of administrative leave per fiscal year can be awarded by a supervisor to an eligible employee who performs specific services or activities that demonstrate truly exemplary performance. The award shall be made in no less than eight (8) hour increments, except awards to part-time employees, which shall be proportional to their appointments. All nomination forms should be sent through Library Human Resources for processing (PCL 3.102, s5405).Read more about the UT Exemplary Service Award on the UT site.
The University of Texas Libraries recognizes and rewards the dedication and hard work of its student employees by offering the Nilsson Scholarship. This Scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student employee each academic year and has been made possible by the generosity of David O. Nilsson. Dr. Nilsson is a retired special instructor in mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin and received all of his academic degrees (B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.) at the University. Since his “retirement,” he continues an active life in Austin as an accountant and high school tutor, and spends many hours each week working on various research projects at UT’s Perry Castañeda and Fine Arts Libraries.