Reports from Annual 2009

ALCTS Awards Honor Outstanding Contributions

Each year ALCTS and its sections present nine awards to honor individuals who have made highly significant contributions in the areas of technical services, collection development, and preservation. The 2009 ALCTS awards were presented on July 12, 2009 at a special ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. In addition, ALCTS President Dina Giambi chose to recognize the exceptional achievement of five three people who have made very special contributions to ALCTS, with Presidential Citations and Certificates of Appreciation.

miska receives margaret mann award
Margaret Mann Citation. left to right: Glenn Patton (OCLC), Cynthia Whitacre (OCLC), Francis L. Miksa (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President), Cheri Folkner (CCS), Andrew Dillon (Dean, School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin)    

Margaret Mann Citation

Francis L. Miksa, emeritus professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the 2009 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS). The Mann Citation recognizes outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification and includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient’s honor by OCLC, Inc. to the library school of the winner’s choice. Miksa chose the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin as the recipient of this year’s scholarship award.

Miksa is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of library and information science education, as well as for his long and active service to professional organizations such as the American Library Association, the Association for Library and Information Science Education and the American Society for Information Science and Technology

ogden receives banks harris award
Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. left to right: Robert Strauss (Preservation Technologies), Barclay W. Ogden (Award recipient), Walter Cybulski (PARS), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President), Nancy Kraft (Award Jury)    

Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award

Barclay W. Ogden, Head of the Preservation Department, University of California Berkeley Library, is the recipient of the 2009 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. The award consists of $1,500 and a citation, and is sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L. P. The award recognizes the contribution of a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials.

Ogden has contributed locally, nationally, and internationally to the promotion of a wide range of library preservation issues from library binding to digitization, from disaster preparedness to collection assessment and identifying preservation priorities.

blackwell's scholarship accepted
Blackwell's Scholarship Award. left to right: Leslie Konkel (University of Arizona, School of Information Resources and Library Science), David Steven Vess (Award recipient), Wendy Allen Shelburne (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President), Karen Schmidt (Award recipient), Narda Tafuri (Award Jury), Andrew Hutchings (Blackwell’s)    

Blackwell’s Scholarship Award

Karen Schmidt, Wendy Allen Shelburne and David Steven Vess were awarded the 2009 Blackwell’s Scholarship Award for their article entitled: “Approaches to Selection, Access, and Collection Development in the Web World: A Case Study with Fugitive Literature,” published in Library Resources & Technical Services, volume 52, issue 3, July 2008, pages 184-191. The article explores the use of librarians’ existing collection development skills as applied to development and management of materials collected from the Internet.

The Blackwell’s Scholarship Award honors the author of the year’s outstanding monograph or article in the field of acquisitions, collection development and related areas of resources development in libraries. The $2,000 scholarship was given to the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Sciences.

best of lrts award recipients.
Best of LRTS Award. left to right: David Vess (Award recipient); Karen Schmidt (Award recipient) Peggy Johnson ( LRTS editor); Wendy Allen Shelburne (Award recipient); Dina Giambi (ALCTS President)    

Best of LRTS Award

Karen Schmidt, University Librarian and Professor at the Illinois Wesleyan University, Wendy Allen Shelburne, Assistant Professor and Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and David Vess, assistant professor and visiting IMLS portal librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, have also been awarded the 2009 Best of LRTS Award for the article, “Approaches to Selection, Access, and Collection Development in the Web World,” published in Library Resources & Technical Services ( LRTS), volume 52, number 3, 2008, pages 184-191. Their article presents a case study on how collection development skills can be used to acquire, preserve and provide access to Web-based materials that complement the traditional collections acquired by major libraries

The Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in LRTS, the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The authors receive $250 and a citation in recognition of their work.

ulrich's serials librarianship award recipient brian green.
Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award. left to right: Felicity Dykas (CRS), Brian Green (Award recipient), Jane Burke (Serials Solutions), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President)    

Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

Brian Green is the 2009 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. This award for distinguished contributions to serials consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest.

Green is founder and manager of EDItEUR and has contributed and led the development of various standards that facilitate the expedient and accurate handling of serials processes and transactions.

trisha davis accepts the leadership in library acquisitions award.
Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. left to right: Katharine Farrell (Acting AS Chair); Trisha Davis (Award recipient); Knut Dorn (Harrassowitz); Dina Giambi (ALCTS President); Nancy Gibbs (Award Jury);    

Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award

Trisha Davis, Associate Professor and Head of the Serials, Electronic Resources and Rights Management Department at the Ohio State University Libraries, is the recipient of the 2009 Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award is sponsored annually by Harrassowitz, and is given to a librarian to recognize contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of acquisitions and includes a $1,500 gift. Davis has a particularly strong record of dedicated service to the profession and has served in a number of positions at The Ohio State University libraries since she began her career there in 1990.

piercy award winner
Esther J. Piercy Award. left to right: Keith Powell (Award Jury), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President), Laurel Tarulli (Award recipient), Mark Kendall (YBP)    

Esther J. Piercy Award

Laurel Tarulli, Collection Access Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is the winner of the 2009 Esther J. Piercy Award. Tarulli has demonstrated initiative, leadership and a collaborative spirit in establishing a record of achievement and success in her position at Halifax Public Libraries, in publication and scholarship and in her service to the community and profession.

lbi cunha swartzburg award winner
LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award. left to right: Debra Nolan (LBI), Ann Russell (Award recipient), Walter Cybulski (PARS), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President), Cathy Martyniak (Award Jury)    

LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award

Ann Russell, recently retired director of the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, Mass., is the winner of the 2009 LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award. The Cunha/Swartzburg Award is sponsored by LBI: The Library Binding Institute and includes a $1,250 grant and citation. The award honors the memory of George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg, early leaders in cooperative preservation programming and strong advocates for collaboration in the field of preservation. Russell is honored in recognition of her advocacy of and contributions to cooperative preservation during her thirty-year tenure in the field of library preservation.

coutts award for innovation winner.
Coutts Awards for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management left to right: Andy Alferovs (Coutts), Judy Luther (Award recipient), Genevieve Owens (CMDS), Selden Lamoureux (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President), Andrea Imre (Award Jury)    

Coutts Awards for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

Selden Lamoureux, Electronic Resources Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries, is the winner of the 2009 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management. Lamoureux shares the award with Judy Luther, president of Informed Strategies, a consultancy that supports the development and delivery of customer-oriented electronic products. The award recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The recipients each receive a $1,000 award generously donated by Coutts Information Services and a citation. Lamoureux is being honored for her role in developing SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding, currently a recommended practice of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

cindy hepfer, recipient of the ross atkinson lifetime achievement award, 2009
Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. left to right: Kitty Henderson (EBSCO), Cindy Hepfer (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President), Nancy Gibbs (Award Jury)

   Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

Cindy Hepfer, Head, Electronic Periodicals Management Department of the university library at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the recipient of the 2009 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is sponsored by EBSCO Information Services and honors the recipient with $3,000 and a citation. The award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field. Hepfer was recognized by her colleagues as generous and committed in her work, having inspired a broad spectrum of constituencies, from students to administrators, from academicians to book jobbers and serials vendors, from library support staff to professional librarians, encouraging them to become active participants in an ongoing dialogue about library services.

keri cascio   jordan fields
Certificate of Appreciation left to right: Pamela Bluh (ALCTS Past President), Keri Cascio (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President) / Mary Case (ALCTS President-Elect), Jordan Fields (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President)    

Certificates of Appreciation

Two certificates of appreciation were awarded by ALCTS President Dina Giambi to: Keri Cascio for her leadership in planning and offering training to enable ALCTS to offer webinars and ALCTS intern Jordan Fields for her work in support of ALCTS webinars and web courses.

presidential citation recipient
Presidential Citation Recipients:
left to right: Mary Case (ALCTS President-Elect), Pamela Bluh (ALCTS Past President), Magda El-Sherbini (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President) pres cite
left to right: Pamela Bluh (ALCTS Past President), Mary Case (ALCTS President-Elect), Andrew Hart (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President) cite
left to right: Mary Case (ALCTS President-Elect), Pamela Bluh (ALCTS Past President), Dale Swensen (Award recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS President)    Presidential Citations

The ALCTS Presidential Citations honors ALCTS members who make significant contributions to the association and to the profession but whose accomplishments do not fall within the criteria for ALCTS' other awards. ALCTS President Dina Giambi recognized the following 2009 recipients: Magda El-Sherbini for her leadership of the ALCTS Steering Committee for Implementation of the Non-English Language Task Force Recommendations; Andy Hart for his leadership of the development of a new PARS organizational structure; Dale Swensen for his leadership of a complete review of the ALCTS bylaws.