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 2017 award nominations is February 10, 2017.

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2016   Christopher J. Corrigan, Digital Reference Librarian, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress

2015   Carol Ann Desch, coordinator of Statewide Library Service, New York State Library

2014   No award presented

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