EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award

About the EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

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2018 Winner(s)

Scott A. Collard

head of specialized research services at New York University

“With his record of service to EBSS, his ability to bring diverse perspectives together for the good of the whole, and his substantial contributions to the profession, the committee is thrilled to name Scott Collard as the recipient of the EBSS Distinguished Librarian Award for 2018,” said award chair Stephanie Davis-Kahl, scholarly communications librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University. “As a past-chair of the section and a member of several committees within EBSS, Scott has demonstrated a high level of collegiality and leadership.”

Davis-Kahl continued, “As Nancy O'Brien stated in her nomination letter, ‘When working with Scott there is the assurance that he draws everyone into the conversation, listens to the various viewpoints, and will develop a plan or program based on consensus. His leadership abilities are exceptional, and he is thoughtful of individual perspectives while keeping the long-term goals in mind. As a leader in EBSS, Scott recognizes the shared values of the education and behavioral sciences community within the section, encourages innovation and collaboration, and offers opportunities to engage in group projects within the section as well as across sections, such as the 2014 program co-sponsored with ANSS.’ We congratulate Scott on this achievement, with gratitude for his dedication.”