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Celebrate 10 years of preservation this Preservation Week, April 26-May 2

CHICAGO — This month marks the 10th anniversary of Preservation Week®, a public awareness initiative that aims to promote preservation and conservation in communities with the help of libraries, institutions and museums. Although we are in the midst of a global pandemic and are unable to gather to celebrate the anniversary April 26—May 2, the mission and purpose of Preservation Week persists, perhaps in new and different ways.

ALCTS presents a guide to graphic novels

CHICAGO — The circ stats say it all: graphic novels’ popularity among library users keeps growing, with more being published (and acquired by libraries) each year. The unique challenges of developing and managing a graphics novels collection have led the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) to craft “The Library’s Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions.

ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA will hold first joint President's Program featuring Meredith Clark

CHICAGO—Join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) on Sunday, June 28 at 4 p.m. for a joint President’s Program featuring Dr. Meredith Clark, assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA).

Sol María López awarded 2020 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO—The 2020 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Sol María López, Media Cataloging Coordinator at the Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder. López holds an MSLS from the University of North Texas and a BA in Psychology and Linguistics from New Mexico State University at Las Cruces.

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries leaders receive 2020 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial award

CHICAGO — Beth Denker, George Machovec, and Rose Nelson of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries have been named the 2020 recipients of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Denker is the e-resource licensing and administrative manager, Machovec is the executive director, and Nelson is the assistant director. The team will receive a cash award and citation during a LITA event at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Boards of ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA put Core on March 2020 ballot

CHICAGO—The Boards of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Library Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) have all voted unanimously to send to members their recommendation that the divisions form a new division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. 

Magda El-Sherbini receives 2020 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Magda El-Sherbini, Professor/Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University, as the 2020 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field.

Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger and Meredith Wynn receive ProQuest Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 ProQuest Award for Innovation. Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger and Meredith Wynn are recognized for their contributions in creating an innovative discovery solution for highly complex gaming resources. The award recognizes significant and innovated contributions to electronic collections management and development practice.

Maria Savova, Jason S. Price awarded 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

CHICAGO—Maria Savova, director of Collections and Technical Services at The Claremont Colleges Library, and Jason S. Price, Ph.D., director of Licensing Services, SCELC Library Consortium, have been awarded the 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article “Redesigning the Academic Library Materials Budget for the Digital Age: Applying the Power of Faceted Classification to Acquisitions Fund Management”, which was published in Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), Vol. 63, No. 2 (2019).

Julie Renee Moore selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO— Julie Renee Moore, Special Collections Catalog Librarian at California State University, Fresno has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Margaret Mann Citation. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 during the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Awards Ceremony at the 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL.