Begun in 1992, the ASSET Awards Program (Acknowledging Staff, Skills, Effort and Time) is designed to provide recognition for the outstanding contributions that are made in the Libraries each year. Nominations are accepted from any employee and may be made to recognize any other employee whether they be a colleague, a supervisor, a department head, or even self-recognition. While supervisors may be most aware of special service, job performance and merit which should be recognized for award nominations, all employees are encouraged to make nominations. To facilitate the planning and recommendation of awards recipients, a Committee of volunteers is selected from a call for volunteers each fall. The Committee is composed of members who serve for two-year staggered terms. A Libraries Human Resources Department representative will serve as ex-officio member.