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ACRL Program Coordinator
(312) 280-2514

For Immediate Release,
February 5, 2008

Lisa Norberg named 2008 Marta Lange/CQ Press Award Winner

CHICAGO - Lisa Norberg, director of public services at the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Libraries, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.

CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque during the 2008 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Brian E. Coutts, chair of the Marta Lange Award Committee said, “Lisa was selected in recognition of her distinguished service to ACRL as Chair-Elect and Chair of LPSS, for outstanding research on access to government information and public presentations nationally and internationally; and for her distinguished teaching as a Public Affairs and Government Librarian and as an Adjunct Professor of Library Science.”

Lisa won the Bernard M. Fry Award for Best Research article in the Journal of Government Information in 2001, and she received the Robertson Scholars Development Grant for collaborative instructional projects between the UNC and Duke in 2002. She received the Outstanding Adjunct/Instructor Teaching Award from the UNC School of Information and Library Science in 2006.

She is currently an adjunct assistant professor of practices at the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science, a position she has held since 2003. From 2000-2006, Lisa was coordinator of instructional services at UNC Chapel Hill. She previously served as public affairs and government librarian at the Penn State Harrisburg Library from 1995-2000 and as public affairs liaison librarian at George Mason University from 1992-95.

Norberg received her bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Wyoming, Laramie and her MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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