ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee
The ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.
June and August
This committee typically meets only once a year, and the time commitment is usually no more than a few hours at least three months out of the year.
Experience being on committees in organizations where you evaluate people for things like jobs, awards, positions, grants, and so forth.
People who have worked not only in academic but also public libraries, and not just in urban but also rural libraries (so they can see the "gaps" in service, etc).
Working with great librarians in other parts of the country, seeing what great librarianship looks like.
It's not that hard. It's basically a checklist to determine the three best candidates, or so, and then debating/discussing as a team who should receive the award. That's been the process, so far, anyway.