Awards (Professional Recognition)

Donna Coghill awarded the 2019 GLBTRT Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) announced Donna E. Coghill, community engagement librarian and coordinator of campus partnerships, VCU Libraries, as the fourth recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community.

The award was established to honor a library, librarian, library staff member, library board and/or library friends groups who serve the GLBT community. Nominees are judged based on innovation, impact, sustainability and advocacy.

Nelson receives 2019 ACRL ESS De Gruyter Grant

CHICAGO – Jennifer K. Nelson, reference librarian at the Robbins Collection, University of California-Berkeley School of Law, has been selected to receive the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) European Studies Section (ESS) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “Iucundum mihi est reperiri typographum: A Case Study of an Early Modern Publishing Success Story.”

Luiz wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Laura Luiz, reference librarian at Bakersfield College, has been chosen to receive the 2019 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award for her Get Out the BC Vote program.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Luiz at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

July Siebecker receives 2019 Larry Romans Mentorship Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender and Government Documents Round Tables (GLBTRT and GODORT) are proud to announce July Siebecker as the 2019 recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award.

Garczynski named 2019 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO – Joyce Garczynski, assistant university librarian for development and communications at Towson University, is the recipient of the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.

This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

K-8 school libraries invited to apply for $5,000 award recognizing outstanding programming

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) announced.

Nominations for the 2019 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 3, 2019.

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick named 2019 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, associate librarian at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster Medford Library, is the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

2019 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award – Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore, Pa.; The College of Western Idaho Library, Nampa, Idaho; and Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library, Cleveland, Ohio. Sponsored by ACRL and GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, the award recognizes the staff of a college, community college, and university library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.

Dr. Clara Chu receives 2019 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award

CHICAGO — Dr. Clara M. Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, is the recipient of the 2019 American Library Association Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. The Distinguished Librarian Award recognizes significant accomplishments in library services that are national or international in scope and include improving, spreading, and promoting multicultural librarianship.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2019 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2019 Bookapalooza Program. This program offers select libraries a collection of materials to be used in a way that creatively enhances their library service to children and families. The materials are primarily for children age birth through 14 and include newly published books, videos, audiobooks and recordings from children’s trade publishers.