Awards Historian

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The Awards Historian is a staff role in the Department of Research and Records. It is responsible for maintaining all award-related areas of the TarValon.Net Library.

Department: Department of Research and Records

Position Level: Staff

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 Always send a copy also to

Chain of Command

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining all award-related portions of the library, primarily those involving the Merit Badge system, Members' Choice Awards, Amyrlin's Awards and Keeper's Awards.
  • Proactively maintains information on merit badges in the TarValon.Net Library. Update after events, raisings, new roles, etc.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for checking-in with the Director and Archivist periodically.


  • Must be a member in good standing of any rank.
  • Must know wiki formatting or be willing to learn.
  • Must be familiar with spreadsheets or be willing to learn.
  • Familiarity with the bylaws, chain of command and administrative structure is very helpful.
  • Must posses discretion, as they may have access to information that is not public knowledge.

Time Commitment

  • Must be willing to spend 2-3 hours a week at this position, although some weeks may require more or less time.



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