Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award

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This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

To read the award criteria and make a nomination, visit the ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award  Web page.

The EBSS Awards Committee develops, plans, and implements the EBSS Distinguished Librarian Award.

Deborah Schaeffer named 2017 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

photo of Deborah SchaefferDeborah L. Schaeffer, instruction and reference librarian and liaison librarian to the School of Social Work (retired) at California State University-Los Angeles, is the recipient of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.

This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

A plaque will be presented to Schaeffer during an EBSS event at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

“The committee was impressed by Schaeffer’s history and dedication to service to EBSS, her close and generous mentoring of colleagues in the section, and her conscientious support of students at California State University-Los Angeles,” said award chair Stephanie Davis-Kahl, scholarly communications librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University. “In her nomination letter, Scott Collard noted, ‘I know from first-hand experience that Deb always has time for her colleagues, and she’s constantly looking to cultivate new leaders in a time of ACRL transition, looking to bring new folks into the fold, and looking to make a welcoming professional home for those around her.’ Deborah Schaeffer is deserving of this honor, and EBSS thanks her for her service.”

Schaeffer’s numerous service accomplishments in ACRL/EBSS include serving as chair of EBSS, as a member and chair of a variety of EBSS committees, and as an ACRL Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor.

Schaeffer received her M.L.S. from the University of California-Los Angeles Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Previous Recipients

2016 - No recipient
2015 - No recipient
2014 - Stephanie Davis-Kahl
2013 - Judith A. Walker
2012 - Dr. Scott Walter
2011 - Douglas Cook
2010 - Penny Beile
2009 - Dr. Gary Lare
2008 - Dr. John William Collins III
2007 - Dr. Patricia O'Brien Libutti
2006 - Elizabeth O. Hutchins
2005 - Kate Corby
2004 - Dr. Laurene E. Zaporozhetz
2003 - Ilene Rockman
2002 - Barbara Kemp
2001 - Charles Thurston
2000 - Leslie Bjorncrantz
1999 - Jo Ann Carr
1998 - Eva L. Kiewitt
1997 - Nancy P. O'Brien
1996 - Donald V. Osier
1995 - Hannelore B. Rader
1994 - Mary Ellen Collins