For Immediate Release
March 31, 2008
Contact: Delin R. Guerra
Barbara J. Ford is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/ Forest Press Award.
OCLC/Forest Press donated the cash award of $1,000, which is given to an individual for significant contribution to international librarianship.
Ford, the director of the
“Barbara J. Ford is truly an outstanding and influential international librarian. She is thoroughly committed to connecting librarians around the world through her work at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois, through her long involvement with IFLA, including serving on the governing board from 2005-2007, and through her leadership in ALA's and ACRL's (Association of College and Research Libraries) international committees and activities, including serving as ALA President from 1997-98. Ms. Ford also spent four years in the Peace Corps in
Ms. Ford will be recognized during the International Relations Round Table Chair’s Program on Monday, June 30, at the ALA Annual Conference in