Awards Historian

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The Awards Historian is a staff role in the Department of Research and Records. They are responsible for maintaining all award related areas of the TarValon.Net Library and help the Archivist compile a list of merits for awarding.

Position Level: Staff

Department: Department of Research and Records

Rotation: Non-rotating position

Merit Eligibility: Staff Merit


For any wrong information about merits (on a Who's Who profile or any merit related page), contact the Awards Historian at and copy

Chain of Command

The Awards Historian reports directly to the Director of Research and Records, liaising frequently with the Archivist.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main responsibility of the Awards Historian is maintaining all awards related pages in the TarValon.Net Library.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Inputs information on awarded merit badges in the TarValon.Net Library immediately after awarding. Merits are awarded four times a year or every three months.
  • Maintains all award related portions of the Library, primarily those involving the Merit Badge system, Members' Choice Awards, Amyrlin's Awards, and Keeper's Awards.
  • Responsible for checking the merits email, researching the validity of merits claimed, researching merits owed, and updating Library pages.
  • Responsible for communicating with various departments to verify time served/merits earned.
  • Maintains a spreadsheet with information necessary for awarding different types of merits.
  • Follow established guidelines for editing the Library wiki especially the sections involving the merits.


  • Must be a member in good standing.
  • Must know Wiki formatting or be willing to learn.
  • Must be familiar with spreadsheets or be willing to learn.
  • Be ready to spend at least the first couple of weeks in an onboarding process by the Director or the outgoing Historian.
  • Familiarity with the Bylaws, chain of command, and administrative structure is very helpful.
  • Must possess discretion, as they may have access to information that is not public knowledge.

Time Commitment

  • Must be willing to spend two to three hours a week at this position, although some weeks may require more or less time.


  • Must have been a member of the site for at least six months.
  • Familiarity with the site Library is preferable.
  • Attention to detail and carefulness with a big amount of information is important in this position.


The function was previously performed by the Merit Staff team but after the Winter 2016 Admin Meeting it was discussed that most backlog was caught up and one person could fulfill the role.

Awards Historians

  • Vacant