First Step Award to Rebecca Kemp

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS

For Immediate Release,
February 23, 2010

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is announcing that Rebecca Kemp, e-resources acquisitions librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of the 2010 First Step Award-A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.

The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Kemp was serials coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 2004-2009 and began her current position in late 2009 overseeing e-resource acquisition and access at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has demonstrated her commitment to continuing resources and continued professional development through her involvement in regional and national conferences including the North Carolina Serials Conference, the Serials Interest Group and the Resources and Technical Services Section of the North Carolina Library Association and the North American Serials Interest Group. Kemp expressed a desire to continue to participate in connecting with stakeholders in the serials information chain and to provide continuing education for herself and others through involvement in the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.

Kemp graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s in Classics. She earned her master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004.

John Wiley & Sons sponsors this $1,500 grant, which offers librarians new to the serials field an opportunity to broaden their perspective by attending an ALA Annual Conference and by encouraging professional growth through participation in ALCTS Continuing Resources Section activities.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.