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 2010 ALCTS awards were presented on June 27, 2010 at a special ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. In addition, ALCTS President Mary Case chose to recognize the exceptional achievement of six people who have made very special contributions to ALCTS, with Presidential Citations and Certificates of Appreciation.

ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation Award

mary jo venetis (award jury), staff of the rakow research library, corning museum of glass, mary case (alcts president), staff of the biodiversity heritage library, cynthia whitacre (alcts president-elect)

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is awarding the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation to two distinguished libraries. This year’s recipients, in recognition of their outstanding collaborative partnerships are: the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the digitization component of the Encyclopedia of Life, which is a consortium of twelve major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries and research institutions organized to digitize, serve and preserve the legacy literature of biodiversity; and the Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Mary Jo Venetis (Award Jury), Staff of the Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass, Mary Case (ALCTS President), Staff of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, Cynthia Whitacre (ALCTS President-Elect).

Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award

(right to left) paul banks and carolyn harris preservation award

Michèle V. Cloonan, Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, is the recipient of the 2010 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. The award, consisting of $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L. P., 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. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Mary Case (ALCTS President), Paula DeStanfo (Award Jury), Karen E. K. Brown (PARS), Michèle Cloonan (Award Recipient), Robert Strauss (Preservation Technologies).

Blackwell’s Scholarship Award

elizabeth d. liddy (dean, school of information stuides, syracuse university), mary case (alcts president), jacquie samples (award recipient), mark kendall (ybp)

ALCTS has presented the Blackwell’s Scholarship Award for 2010 to Kristen Blake and Jacquie Samples for their article "Creating Organization Name Authority within an Electronic Resources Management System,” published in Library Resources & Technical Services, volume 53, issue 2, April 2009, pages 94–107.

The Blackwell’s Scholarship Award honors the author(s) of the year’s outstanding monograph or article in the field of acquisitions, collection development and related areas of resources development in libraries. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Elizabeth D. Liddy (Dean, School of Information Stuides, Syracuse University), Mary Case (ALCTS President), Jacquie Samples (Award recipient), Mark Kendall (YBP)

xudong jin (award jury), mary case (alcts president), patricia dragon (award recipient), peggy johnson (lrts editor)Best of LRTS Award

Patricia Dragon is the 2010 winner of the Best of LRTS award, which is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in LRTS, the official journal of ALCTS. The authors receive $250 and a citation in recognition of their work. Dragon has been recognized for her article “Name Authority Control in Local Digitization Projects and the Eastern North Carolina Postcard Collection.” The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Pictured: (left to right) Xudong Jin (Award Jury), Mary Case (ALCTS President), Patricia Dragon (Award recipient), Peggy Johnson ( LRTS Editor).

marla chesler (award jury), mary case (alcts president), connie foster (crs), steve shadle (award recipient)Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

ALTCS has named Steven C. Shadle as the 2010 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. This award for distinguished contributions to serials, presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest through its Serials Solutions business unit. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Marla Chesler (Award Jury), Mary Case (ALCTS President), Connie Foster (CRS),  Steve Shadle (Award Recipient).

ann vidor (award jury), mary case (alcts president), kelly mcgrath (award recipient), mark kendall (ybp)Esther J. Piercy Award

Kelley McGrath, Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian at Ball State University, is the winner of the 2010 Esther J. Piercy Award. The Esther J. Piercy Award was established by ALCTS in 1968 in memory of Esther J. Piercy, the editor of Journal of Cataloging and Classification from 1950 to 1956 and of Library Resources & Technical Services from 1957 to 1967. It is given to recognize the contributions to those areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than ten years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. The recipient receives a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc. and a citation in recognition of his/her accomplishments. The award will be presented on June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Ann Vidor (Award Jury), Mary Case (ALCTS President), Kelly McGrath (Award Recipient), Mark Kendall (YBP).

Margaret Mann Citation

mary case (alcts president), bruce chr. johnson (award jury), denice adkins (school of information science and learning technologies, university of missouri), glenn patton (oclc), olivia m. a. madison (award recipient), qiang jin (ccs)

Olivia Marie A. Madison, dean of the library, Iowa State University, is the recipient of the 2010 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS). The Mann Citation, recognizing outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification, includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient’s honor by OCLC, Inc. to the library school of the winner’s choice. Ms. Madison has chosen the University of Missouri School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, Library Science Graduate Program to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship award. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Mary Case (ALCTS President), Bruce Chr. Johnson (Award Jury), Denice Adkins (School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri), Glenn Patton (OCLC), Olivia M. A. Madison (Award Recipient), Qiang Jin (CCS).

LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award

mary case (alcts president), bruce chr. johnson (award jury), denice adkins (school of information science and learning technologies, university of missouri), glenn patton (oclc), olivia m. a. madison (award recipient), qiang jin (ccs)

Robert Harriman and Jeffrey Field, in recognition of their outstanding efforts to promote, coordinate and manage the United States Newspaper Program (USNP), are the recipients of the 2010 LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award. USNP is a collaborative national effort spanning a quarter of a century that brought scholars, historians, researchers, librarians and archivists from fifty states and two territories together to inventory, catalog and preserve the newsprint record of a nation.

The Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will present the award on Sunday, June 27, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The LBI Cunha/Swartzburg Award is sponsored by LBI: The Library Binding Institute and includes a $1,250 grant and citation. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Mary Case (ALCTS President), Karen E. K. Brown (PARS), Jeffrey Field (Award Recipient), Walter Cybulski (PARS), Debra Nolan (LBI).

Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

kathy tezla (cmds), mary case (alcts president), galadriel chilton (award recipient), william doering (award recipient), robert nardini (coutts/ingram)

The ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) has declared Galadriel Chilton, Electronic Resources Librarian and William Doering, Systems, Catalog and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, winners of the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management.

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. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. See the press release for more information. Pictured: (left to right) Kathy Tezla (CMDS), Mary Case (ALCTS President), Galadriel Chilton (Award Recipient), William Doering (Award Recipient), Robert Nardini (Coutts/Ingram).

cynthia whitacre (alcts president-elect), mary case (alcts president), jeanne drewes (award recipient), karen motylewski (award recipient), kate harcourt (award recipient), pamela bluh (award recipient), dina giambi (alcts past-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 Mary Case recognized the following recipients: Dina Giambi, Pamela Bluh, Jeanne Drewes, Kate Harcourt, Keisha Manning, and Karen Motylewski. Pictured (left to right) Cynthia Whitacre (ALCTS President-Elect), Mary Case (ALCTS President), Jeanne Drewes (Award Recipient), Karen Motylewski (Award Recipient), Kate Harcourt (Award Recipient), Pamela Bluh (Award Recipient), Dina Giambi (ALCTS Past-President).

Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award william garrison (award jury), mary case (alcts president), peggy johnson (award recipient), kitti henderson (ebsco)

Peggy Johnson, Associate University Librarian for Access Services, University of Minnesota Libraries, is the recipient of the 2010 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is sponsored by EBSCO Information Services and honors the recipient with $3,000 and a citation. Johnson will receive her award at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony, Sunday, June 27 during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. See the press release for more information. Pictured (left to right) William Garrison (Award Jury), Mary Case (ALCTS President), Peggy Johnson (Award Recipient), Kitti Henderson (EBSCO).