Cathleen Bourdon Service Award
Formerly the ASCLA Service Award, this citation is presented to an ASCLA personal member for outstanding service and leadership to the division. The award recognizes sustained leadership and exceptional service through participation in activities which have enhanced the stature, reputation, and overall strength of ASCLA; and representation of ASCLA to other appropriate organizations, institutions, or governmental agencies.
The nomination form is available in both PDF and Word document formats. The deadline for 2016 award nominations is March 1, 2016.
2013 Ruth Nussbaum, retired National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), reference librarian
2012 Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, associate state librarian, New Jersey State Library
2011 Elizabeth Ann Ridler, neighborhood library supervisor at the Brooklyn Public Library ( view video)
2010 Jerry Krois
2008 Barbara Will, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library, 1987-2006
2006 Rhea Rubin, Rubin Consulting
2005 Marilyn Irwin, director, Center for Disability Information and Referral, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and associate professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis
2004 Sara Laughlin, consultant, Sara Laughlin & Associates, Bloomington, IN
2003 Ellen Perlow, manager of Information Services, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University, Denton
2002 Stephen Prine, head of network services, National Library Services for the blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
2001 Frederick "Fred" Duda, editor of ASCLA's Interface newsletter
1999 Barbara T. Mates, regional librarian, Cleveland Public Library, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped