Presidential Citations

About the Presidential Citations
These very special awards honor ALCTS members who make significant contributions to the association and to the profession but whose accomplishments do not fall within the criteria for ALCTS' other awards. They are awarded by the current ALCTS President.
 
The Presidential Citation is given at the discretion of the ALCTS President.  A limited invitation to recommend nominees may be extended.

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2010 Recipient(s)

Kate Harcourt

Columbia University

In recognition of her leadership and guidance as chair of the ALCTS Implementation Task Group
on the Library of Congress Working Group Report. Given the significant task of transforming
many of the recommendations selected for work by ALCTS into actions, Kate led her task group skillfully and methodically through the myriad of possibilities, successfully converting those
recommendations into action items to be pursued by ALCTS’ groups. Her focus and dedication
to the task provided ALCTS with new opportunities to reach out to the library community.


Keisha Manning

In recognition of her leadership and dedication as the first chair of the ALCTS New Members
Interest Group. Keisha used her excellent planning and organizational skills to foster communication
and interaction between new and veteran members and to establish the group’s community
in ALA Connect. Her creativity, hard work, and motivation helped make a success of the group’s first meeting at Midwinter 2010 in Boston. She serves as an outstanding example of a
new librarian who has already made a difference for others with her commitment and enthusiasm.


Karen Motylewski

IMLS liaison to Library of Congress

Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care Division at the Library of Congress and Karen Motylewski, Special Projects
Liaison from IMLS to the Library of Congress, have for the past 18 months devoted incredible time and energy spearheading and
organizing the first National Preservation Awareness Week inaugurated May 9th -15 2010. As the co-chairs of the Preservation
Week Task Force, they have both kept the momentum going in planning the success of the event. It has been a huge undertaking to
organize Preservation Week as it has involved keeping many stakeholders apprised of developments as well as organizing the development
of a website, the development of a national dissemination and collaboration contact list, working with ALA Graphics to develop a poster, bookmarks and the logo. They have both worked tirelessly to bring together all the various disparate tasks they have assigned to the team members on the Task Force as well as providing feedback to the various stakeholders. Their input, inspiration and energy have
inspired everyone who has been involved with this project and I would like them to be recognized in the preservation field for their efforts
and dedication to this important event that will become an important addition to events on the annual calendar for ALCTS and ALA.


Dina Giambi

University of Delaware

In recognition of her outstanding work with Keisha Manning to help launch the ALCTS New Members
Interest Group, her dedicated mentorship of the Emerging Leaders as they worked on a project for ALCTS,
her wise counsel as the Board liaison to the Leadership Development Committee, and her behind-the-scenes coaching of her colleague and new chair of the Membership Committee. Dina’s energy and enthusiasm for
ALCTS is boundless. She is passionately committed to the success of ALCTS, its leaders and its members and
works tirelessly on their behalf. She has extensive experience with and a deep knowledge of ALCTS, and is
creative and persistent in promoting new ideas that will foster better communication and engagement.
For all she has contributed to ALCTS, especially in this her otherwise “slow” year as Past-President,
we are exceedingly grateful.


Jeanne Drewes

Library of Congress

Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care Division at the Library of Congress and Karen Motylewski, Special Projects
Liaison from IMLS to the Library of Congress, have for the past 18 months devoted incredible time and energy spearheading and
organizing the first National Preservation Awareness Week inaugurated May 9th -15 2010. As the co-chairs of the Preservation
Week Task Force, they have both kept the momentum going in planning the success of the event. It has been a huge undertaking to
organize Preservation Week as it has involved keeping many stakeholders apprised of developments as well as organizing the development
of a website, the development of a national dissemination and collaboration contact list, working with ALA Graphics to develop a poster, bookmarks and the logo. They have both worked tirelessly to bring together all the various disparate tasks they have assigned to the team members on the Task Force as well as providing feedback to the various stakeholders. Their input, inspiration and energy have
inspired everyone who has been involved with this project and I would like them to be recognized in the preservation field for their efforts
and dedication to this important event that will become an important addition to events on the annual calendar for ALCTS and ALA.


Pamela Bluh

University of Maryland Law School

In recognition of her leadership and dedication as the first chair of the newly constituted ALCTS Continuing
Education Committee. Pamela’s incredible organizational skills and tireless efforts have been instrumental in transforming
ALCTS’ educational offerings into a robust program of online offerings. With attendance at in–person events difficult
in these tough economic times, Pamela and her dedicated team are working to facilitate the development of numerous
opportunities for practitioners in the areas of collections, preservation, and technical services to become informed
about new developments, learn new skills, and share best practices. At a time when she could have very reasonably
withdrawn after many years of outstanding service to ALCTS, Pamela’s passion and dedication to our
organization led her to accept this new challenge. As with all she has undertaken on ALCTS’ behalf, she has
provided exceptional service and inspired her committee members and presenters to do the same. We are grateful
to Pamela for creating the foundations for a successful continuing education program for ALCTS.