Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award

About the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award This annual award recognizes an academic or law librarian who, through research, service to the profession, or other creative activity, makes distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science. This award honors Marta Lange, 1990-91 Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Chair, whose exceptional talents as a leader were enhanced by a wonderful collegial spirit. Her bright career, cut short in a fatal automobile accident in 1992, was an inspiration to others and a model of professional service.

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2018 Winner(s)

Allan Scherlen

Professor and Social Sciences Librarian at Appalachian State University

“In reviewing Scherlen’s nomination, the committee was particularly impressed with his impact on the political science curriculum at Appalachian State University in being embedded in the undergraduate research methods course as well as his implementation of a two-year NEH grant dealing with Muslim culture and politics within the community,” said award chair Julie Leuzinger, head of library learning services and political science librarian at the University of North Texas. “The committee also noted that the nomination came from the chair of the department he serves. Scherlen’s work touches on a number of the categories for award winners including innovation in teaching and learning, scholarship and research, and civic engagement.”