Emmett Leahy Outstanding Contributions Award

The Emmett Leahy Award recognizes an individual whose outstanding contributions have had a major impact on the information and records management profession.  Established in 1967, this award honors the spirit of innovation, dedication, and excellence in records and information management of Emmett Leahy, an icon in the development of the lifecycle approach to managing records and information.

The Emmett Leahy Award, which is not formally affiliated with any profession or professional association, is presented during the ARMA International Annual Conference.   Luciana Duranti, the 2006 Emmett Leahy Award recipient, typifies the outstanding contributions to the information and records management profession that are associated with the Emmett Leahy Award.  

Any individual whose contributions to information and records management meet the criteria for the Leahy Award is eligible to be nominated.  A nominee does not have to be a Certified Records Manager, a member of a professional organization, or reside in North America.  Previous recipients include records and information users, academics, archivists, records managers, information technology specialists, and consultants. 


Individuals, employers, or professional associations may make nominations. 

Nomination letters should succinctly (no more than two pages) and clearly identify the significant contributions the individual has made to the information and records management profession that meet the criteria for the Leahy Award.  The committee will review nominations on the basis of the published selection criteria and invite nominees who meet the Award criteria to submit formal applications. 

Information about Emmett Leahy, the history of the Leahy Award, previous recipients, and the selection criteria is available at www.leahyaward.com

Closing date 1 June

Nominations should be sent electronically:

Nomination Form and Selection Criteria

Information for the nomination of this award is available from the Leahy Award website