Libraries Professor Allison Level receives Award for Excellence

Colorado State University Libraries Professor Allison Level has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 CSU Libraries Faculty Award for Excellence. This award recognizes a member of the Libraries faculty for outstanding contributions to the Libraries, to the University, and/or to the library profession in one or more of the following areas: the practice of librarianship, scholarly research and creative activity, and service.

A faculty member with the CSU Libraries since 2000, Level is currently the coordinator for collections. She also served as a liaison to the College of Agricultural Portrait of Allison LevelSciences and the Warner College of Natural Resources for many years. Level has been a strong leader in the area of collection development, collaborating with library and campus faculty, and working with CSU consortial partners of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance. In addition, she has served on many committees and working groups over the past 19 years to improve services to library users.

Level has an exemplary record of scholarly research. She has published more than 25 scholarly articles and book chapters and many other non-refereed publications. Level has been the principal investigator for more than $67,000 of externally funded grants, and has contributed to an additional $120,000 of externally funded grants while at CSU. She has presented papers at more than 30 conferences and workshops, and has served as a founding member and on review boards of several prominent peer-reviewed journals in librarianship and agricultural sciences.


In the area of service, Level has a long and distinguished career. At the state and national level, she has been involved in many professional committees, as well as holding many offices on the United States Agriculture Information Network. In 2016, she was awarded the USAIN Service to the Profession Award for agricultural information and support of new librarians.

Level has also been generous with her time in providing mentorship to many new librarians, both at CSU and on a national level, ensuring that the next generation of library professionals is well positioned to provide excellent service.

Level’s many achievements demonstrate her commitment to improving library resources and services at CSU, as well as providing a strong foundation for the future of the library profession at a national level.

A reception for Level will be held at 1 p.m. on May 22 in the Morgan Library Courtyard.