Scherlen named 2018 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/08/2018


Chase Ollis

Program Officer


CHICAGO – Allan Scherlen, professor and social sciences librarian at Appalachian State University, has been awarded the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-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.

SAGE-CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque to Scherlen during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

“In reviewing Scherlen’s nomination, the committee was particularly impressed with his impact on the political science curriculum at Appalachian State University in being embedded in the undergraduate research methods course as well as his implementation of a two-year NEH grant dealing with Muslim culture and politics within the community,” said award chair Julie Leuzinger, head of library learning services and political science librarian at the University of North Texas. “The committee also noted that the nomination came from the chair of the department he serves. Scherlen’s work touches on a number of the categories for award winners including innovation in teaching and learning, scholarship and research, and civic engagement.”

Scherlen received his M.L.I.S. from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and his M.L.S from Appalachian State University.

For more information regarding the ACRL PPIRS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website. 


About ACRL
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About SAGE
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.