Contact: Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Coordinator
For Immediate Release
February 9, 2010
Pencek receives 2010 Marta Lange/CQ Press Award
CHICAGO – Bruce Pencek , assistant professor and college librarian for the Social Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science. CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.
“Bruce Pencek is an innovator and a leader in establishing connections and collaborating with political science faculty,” said Barbara L. Morgan, chair of the award committee and law reference librarian at the University of Massachusetts. “He was instrumental in developing LPSS preconferences at the last two annual meetings of the American Political Science Association. In addition, he recently completed an outstanding term as editor of the LPSS News from 2006-10.”
Pencek received his B.A. in political science from Dickinson College in 1977. He earned his M.A. in government from Cornell University in 1982, where he also received his Ph.D. in government in 1988. He earned his M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998.
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