Association for Library Collections and Technical Svcs

HARRASSOWITZ Award to Michael Levine-Clark

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Michael Levine-Clark, associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services and professor at the University of Denver, to receive the 2015 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco.

First Step Award to Emily Cable

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Emily Cable, serials and e-resource librarian at the Salem Public Library in Salem, Oregon, as the recipient of the 2015 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition in San Francisco.

Abigail Flanigan awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO – Abigail Flanigan, a student in the Masters of Library Science Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2015 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is given by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to support travel to the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition.

Emery and Stone receive Ingram Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO —The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management.

Piercy Award to Myung-Ja Han

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Myung-Ja (MJ) Han, metadata librarian and associate professor of library administration at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), as the recipient of the 2015 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition in San Francisco.

Brian Schottlaender wins 2015 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel university librarian at the University of California-San Diego, has been named the 2015 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Schottalender will receive a cash award and citation during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management, and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

Author Brad Meltzer to serve as 2015 Preservation Week Honorary Chair

CHICAGO – Our nation’s history is at risk, as more than 1.3 billion priceless treasures held by public institutions are endangered due to ignorance about preservation.  Individuals also are not aware of the valuable role they play in preserving history through family heirlooms, records and photographs.

Key ALA offices, all divisions, 'advocacy guru' to team at 2015 Midwinter Meeting to help all library lovers answer president’s call to 'Advocate. Today.'

CHICAGO—In her inaugural column for American Libraries magazine, titled "Advocate. Today.," American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young challenged librarians of all types, and friends of libraries, to commit to spending just an hour a week advocating for libraries.

Perspectives on preservation, from Antiquity to the Digital Age

CHICAGO — Drawing on a multitude of historical texts, Michèle Valerie Cloonan’s “Preserving our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is a sweeping yet accessible volume providing a broad understanding of preservation for librarians, archivists and museum specialists and related LIS and continuing education classes. Cloonan offers readers an overview of longevity, reversibility, enduring value and authenticity of information preservation.

Rightsizing the academic library collection

CHICAGO — Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to withdraw to maintain an inviting collection of relevant material for your users? Then it’s time to rightsize!

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