Joseph W. Lippincott Award

About the Joseph W. Lippincott Award
An annual award consisting of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented annually to a librarian for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship, such service to include outstanding participation in the activities of the professional library association, notable published professional writing, or other significant activity on behalf of the profession and its aims.

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2015 Recipient(s)

James G. (Jim) Neal

university librarian emeritus at Columbia University

Neal is a member of the OCLC Board of Trustees. He serves on the Council and Executive Board of the American Library Association, and recently completed a three-year term as ALA Treasurer. He has served on the board and as president of the Association of Research Libraries, on the board and as chair of the Research Libraries Group (RLG), on the board and as chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and on the board of the Digital Preservation Network.  He is on the board of the Freedom to Read Foundation and the board of the Metropolitan New York Library Council. He has also participated on numerous international, national and state professional committees and is an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).He is past president of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA).   He will chair the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 National Conference in Baltimore.