Hazard Community & Technical College wins ACRL CJCLS award

Contact: Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Coordinator
(312) 280-2514
For Immediate Release,
February 22, 2008

Hazard Community & Technical College wins ACRL CJCLS award

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that the Hazard Community & Technical College has been chosen to receive the 2008 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award.

A citation and $500, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented at the 2008 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., during the CJCLS Awards Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 29.

Hazard Community & Technical College hosts an annual regional conference in Southeastern Kentucky, which brings together academic, public and school librarians. The program includes trainers from Hazard Community & Technical College, the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University and local artists. The program has grown to comprise 15 counties.

“Hazard Community & Technical College addressed the need for staff development and training for librarians who may not have the resources or personnel to acquire the skills needed for their jobs,” said award committee Chair Matt Burrell, librarian at Gulf Coast Community College.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), 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 librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.