The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Samvera Community. The award honors the late Julie Allinson, a beloved Samvera Community member who was an incredible mentor, teacher, and friend.
Individuals nominated should have contributed to the Community in one or more of the following areas:
Outstanding support of individuals in the Samvera Community through mentoring or teaching;
Meeting Community challenges through technical creativity;
Fostering inclusivity and a welcoming Community;
Championing Community contribution to meet shared challenges.
An Award Selection Committee consisting of five volunteers will be formed each year in the spring alongside other Committees that plan and support Samvera Connect. Members of the Award Selection Committee and the Community Manager are ineligible for nomination.
Submit a one page letter that describes how the nominee meets any of the criteria. The letter will be shared only with the Community Manager and members of the Award Selection Committee.
The Award Selection Committee will call for nominations. The Committee will review the nominations and select the recipient. A plaque and US $200 will be presented to the award recipient at the Samvera Connect Conference.