CHICAGO – Julie A. Leuzinger, associate librarian and head of library learning services at the University of North Texas, has been awarded the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by the ACRL Law and Political Science Section (LPSS), honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.
SAGE-CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque to Leuzinger during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
“The committee selected Leuzinger because of her outstanding record of public service and civic engagement,” said award chair Bryan M. Carson, professor and coordinator of research instruction, grants, and assessment at Western Kentucky University. “As a profession, librarians have always been connected to the community. What really stood out in her application is the outstanding way she fused her professional knowledge and skills with service to the community. Julie’s work is the embodiment of a professional in the mold of Marta Lange. Her record of outreach is something that we should all strive to attain.”
“Leuzinger has an impressive array of publications, presentations, and professional service dealing with reference services and legal issues, and has been recognized for her work with the Denton League of Women Voters, serving as the vice president of community relations, a deputized voter registrar, and helping to create the local Voter’s Guide,” continued Carson. “She has also been active in numerous other professional associations, including the American Political Science Association, the Texas Library Association, the American Association of Law Libraries, and the Southwestern Association of Law Librarians.”
Leuzinger received her M.L.S. from Texas Women’s University.
For more information regarding the ACRL PPIRS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.
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