Presidential Citations

These very special awards honor 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. They are awarded by the current ALCTS President.

The Presidential Citation is intended to recognize distinguished achievement by a member or members.

Citation Recipients

Recipients of the ALCTS Presidential Citation
Year Recipient(s)
2014 Alice Pearman for superlative contributions to ALCTS News
Jacob Ineichen for creating ALCTS photo scavenger hunt
Holly Robertson and Annie Peterson for their outstanding work, Preservation Statistics
OCLC Research for their influential 2013 report Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-Wide Perspective on Library Print Collections
2013 Donia Conn for outstanding contributions to Preservation Week
Debra Spidal for meritorious service in designing and implementing a marketing plan for ALCTS continuing education
2012 Deborah Ryszka for outstanding leadership of and contributions to the ALCTS Membership Committee
Louise Ratliff leading the transition of the Council of Regional Groups to become the Affiliate Relations Committee
2011 Mary Beth Weber for her service as ALCTS Newsletter Online editor
Kristin Martin for developing and growing the e-Forum con
2010 Dina Giambi for launching the ALCTS New Members' Interest Group
Pamela Bluh for leadership of the new Continuing Education Committee
Jeanne Drewes for leadership in establishing Preservation Week
Kate Harcourt for contributions as Chair of ALCTS LCWG Implementation Group
Keisha Manning for launching the ALCTS New Members' Interest Group
Karen Motylewski for leadership and support in establishing Preservation Week
2009 Magda El-Sherbini for work as Chair of the Steering Committee for Implementation of Non-English Access Task Force
Andy Hart for work with reorganizing the Preservation and Reformatting Section of ALCTS
Dale Swensen for leadership of the Organization and Bylaws Committee and work rewriting the ALCTS Bylaws
2008 Janet Belanger Morrow for her work as head of of Library Materials Price Index Editorial Board
David Miller for exemplary work on LCWG
Cathy Martyniak for establishing Digital Preservation in ALCTS
Betsy Simpson for her work as Chair of Leadership Development Committee
2007 Special 50th Anniversary Citations
Beacher Wiggins for contributions to the profession
Glen Patton for contributions to the profession
Peggy Johnson for her work as Editor of Library Resources & Technical Services
2007 Edward Swanson for extraordinary service to Library Resources & Technical Services
Beth Picknally Camden for work as chair of the Non-English Access Task Force
Jennifer Bowen for leadership as JSC Representative
2006 Karen Calhoun, LC Action Plan leadership
Marty Kurth, continuing education
Helen Reed, ALCTS strategic planning
Jeanne Drewes, publications
2005 Dina Giambi, leadership development
Miriam Palm, ANO editor
Lori Robare, continuing education
Charles Wilt, distinguished service
ALA Production Services, spectacular support
2004 Matthew Beacom, JSC AACR
Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer, continuing education
Genevieve S. Owens, publishing efforts
Cathy De Rosa, Lorcan Dempsey and Alane Wilson, Pattern Recognition
2003 John Attig, AACR2 Rule Revision
Laura and William Sill, Strategic and Tactical Plan database
Ann Swartzell, organization & bylaws efforts
2002 Sally Tseng and Mary Larsgaard, continuing education
Carol Pitts Diedrichs and Trisha Davis, web course for continuing education