Contact: Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Coordinator
For Immediate Release,
February 5, 2008
Gover named 2008 ACRL DLS Haworth Press Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award Winner
CHICAGO - Harvey Gover, assistant campus librarian at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS) Haworth Press Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award. This annual award honors an ACRL member working in the field of -- or contributing to the success of -- distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.
“Harvey Gover was selected based on his length of service to the Distance Learning Section, including chairing the section one year, his work nationally and internationally to promote distance library services and his most recent work chairing the Guidelines Committee to convert the DLS guidelines to standards,” said Johanna Tunon, chair of the DLS award committee and director of distance and instructional library services at Nova Southeastern University.
Prior to becoming assistant campus librarian at Washington State University Tri-Cities in 1998, Gover was branch campus librarian from 1991-98. He served as public services librarian at Tarleton State University from 1979-91.
Gover received his B.A. from Baylor University, and earned his M.L.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his M.A. from Tarleton State University.
The Haworth Press, Inc., sponsor of the award, will present the $1,200 award and plaque at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., during the DLS membership meeting on Monday, June 30.
ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.