Awards (Professional Recognition)

Veronda J. Pitchford selected for ASCLA’s Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

CHICAGO – Veronda J. Pitchford, Director of Membership Development & Resource Sharing, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), has been selected for the 2018 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award administered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Kurt Munson named 2018 Distinguished ILL Librarian

CHICAGO—Kurt Munson, Assistant Head of Access Services at Northwestern University Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Sharing and Transforming Resources Section's (STARS) Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award, sponsored by OCLC, administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Colby Lewis Wins 2018 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

Colby Lewis has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "The Open Access Citation Advantage: Does It Exist and What Does It Mean for Libraries?" Lewis is a Master of Science in Information candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Heather Moulaison Sandy Wins 2018 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

Heather Moulaison Sandy has been named the winner of the 2018 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Emerald Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.
 

Robert E. Lee High School named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO – Robert E. Lee High School, located in Springfield, Virginia, is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2018 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by Follett, the NSLPY Award annually recognizes a single school or district-wide school library program that meets the needs of the changing school and library environment and is fully integrated into the school's curriculum. The recipient receives an obelisk – the symbol of school library excellence – and $10,000 toward its school library program.

Halaychik and Maynor receive 2018 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Corey Halaychik, library director at the State University of New York Maritime College, and Ashley Maynor, digital scholarship librarian at New York University, have been chosen to receive the 2018 University Libraries Section (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award. Halaychik and Maynor are both co-founders and co-directors of The Collective, a professional library gathering dedicated to reinventing the library conference landscape.

Brearcliffe wins Emerging Technologies Section Achievement Award

CHICAGO—Donna Brearcliffe, Acting Head, Humanities & Social Sciences Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division of the Library of Congress has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Emerging Technologies Section Achievement Award (ETS), administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.