Awards (Professional Recognition)

Archambault and McLean win 2017 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO— Susan Gardner Archambault and Lindsey McLean have been selected to receive the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on Project CORA: Community of Online Research Assignments, an open access resource for faculty and librarians looking for a collaborative space to share and adapt research assignments, as well as build a virtual community of practice for educators interested in teaching concepts related to information literacy.

Applications for United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards due May 1

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is accepting applications for the Baker & Taylor Awards, given to friends of the library groups and library foundations. Applications are due May 1, 2017.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 45 groups for outstanding efforts to support their library. Two winning groups will each receive $1,000.

AASL launches social media recognitions

CHICAGO – Acknowledging the role social media plays in school library promotion, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is launching a new recognition program - Social Media Superstars. Nominated and endorsed by their peers, the program will recognize school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration widely via a variety of social media channels.

HARRASSOWITZ award to Kristen Wilson

CHICAGO — The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Kristen Wilson, associate head, Acquisitions and Discovery at North Carolina State University, to receive the 2017 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 24 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Corey Halaychik receives ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation.

Weaver wins 2017 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Janet Weaver, assistant curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women’s studies librarianship.

A plaque will be presented to Weaver at a WGSS event during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Gilley wins 2017 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Jennifer Gilley, head librarian at Penn State University New Kensington, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

A plaque will be presented to Gilley at a WGSS event during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

LDS Business College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that LDS Business College has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its “There’s a Monster in the Library” program.

John Walsh receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that John Walsh, director of library services at Cochise College, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Walsh at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- Friends of the Glendale (Ariz.) Public Library and Holdrege (Neb.) Area Friends of the Library are winners of United for Libraries’ 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards.

Each group received $250 and were recognized at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library (Hollywood, Fla.) and Friends of the Tellico Village Library, Inc. (Loudon, Tenn.) earned honorable mentions for their efforts.

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