RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee


To promote exhibitions of library and archival materials that contribute to or disseminate knowledge on any topic. To recognize outstanding printed exhibition catalogs and guides, and electronic exhibitions, produced by North America and Caribbean institutions. Submissions must be in English or multi-lingual with English as one of the languages. Although printed exhibition catalogs and guides must be associated with physical exhibitions, electronic exhibitions need not be. Submissions are chosen for awards based on their accuracy and consistency of presentation, clarity, originality, quality of design, and usefulness and relevance to the intended audience. The chair of the committee is to monitor the contractual conditions of the award agreement.


Anna Chen (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Brittany Adams (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mr. Jeffrey P. Barton (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Lori Birrell (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. Caitlin Goodman (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Alison Greenlee (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Christopher Harter (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Dr. Francesca Marini (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Emma M. Sarconi (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 10/22/2019. Last retrieved on 10/22/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.


Formerly ACRL/WESS Exhibition Catalogs Awards Committee. Changed in 2002.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

For more information about the Katherine Keyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Catalogue Awards, visit the awards page here.

Staff Liaison

Chase Ollis
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2521
E-mail: collis@ala.org