Awards (Professional Recognition)

2019 ACRL STS Oberly Award goes to Karlen and Pellack

CHICAGO – Douglas Karlen, research soil scientist (retired) at the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and Lorraine Pellack, head of the University Library research services department at Iowa State University, have been selected as the 2019 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences for their article “Iowa Crop Variety Yield Testing: A History and Annotated Bibliography.”

ALCTS Presidential Citations awarded to Miranda Bennett and Julie Mosbo

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that ALCTS members Miranda Bennett, associate dean for Collections at University of South Carolina Libraries, and Julie Mosbo, interim director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, director of Preservation, and William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries, have been awarded ALCTS Presidential Citations for 2019. 

Sharon Han Wins 2019 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Sharon Han has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "Weathering the Twitter Storm: Early Uses of Social Media as a Disaster Response Tool for Public Libraries During Hurricane Sandy." Han is a Master of Science in Library and Information Science candidate at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences.

Joyce Valenza receives AASL Distinguished Service Award

CHICAGO – Joyce Valenza, assistant teaching professor of library and information science at Rutgers University, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished Service Award. Sponsored by The Rosen Publishing Group, the $3,000 award recognizes an individual member of the library profession who has, over a significant period, made an outstanding national contribution to school librarianship and school library development.

Kay Ann Cassell awarded Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award

Kay Ann Cassell, Professor Emerita, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University was selected as the 2019 winner of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, the Reference and User Services Association’s highest honor.

NCSU Libraries Receives 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

The NCSU Libraries has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), the Award recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions to the education of the Library and Information Science technology field.

Carolyn Foote receives AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – Carolyn Foote, school librarian at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award. Sponsored by Upstart, the $2,500 award recognizes school librarian and teacher collaboration during the development and implementation of a curriculum-supporting program using school library resources.

Chou and Pho win 2019 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Rose L. Chou, budget and personnel manager at American University, and Annie Pho, instruction coordinator and assessment librarian at the University of San Francisco, are the winners of the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women and gender studies librarianship.