Awards (Professional Recognition)

Sarah Hill elected for 2016-2017 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Sarah Hill as the division’s next president-elect. Hill will begin her term as president-elect in June 2015, becoming president for one year in June 2016.

Angela Hartman’s genocide project receives AASL Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – School Librarian Angela Hartman from Hutto High School in Hutto, Texas, is the recipient of the 2015 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, Hartman will receive $3,000 and Hutto High School will receive a $5,000 book donation.

School library champion Lenny Santamaria receives AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award

CHICAGO – Lenny Santamaria, principal of Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School 24 in Staten Island, N.Y., is the recipient of the 2015 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished School Administrator Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, the $2,000 award recognizes and honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program.

Frederick Ruffner honored with National Friends of Libraries U.S.A. Award

NEW YORK -- Frederick Ruffner (1926-2014), founder of the Literary Landmarks™ program, was posthumously honored with United for Libraries’ National Friends of Libraries U.S.A. Award on May 4. United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed presented the award to Ruffner’s sons, Peter Ruffner and Rick Ruffner.

The ceremony took place at the George Bruce Branch of the New York Public Library in Harlem, which was being dedicated as a Literary Landmark in honor of Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014).

Announcing the 2015 winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards

CHICAGO — This year the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards website received 77 entries, and as in years past, the judges had many inspiring, thoughtful and exceptionally well-executed  entries to choose from, making their job of selecting the eight winners very challenging.  It is always impressive to see how all types and sizes of libraries, public and academic, are able to not only accomplish so much with many great partners and resources, but also make big impacts in their communities with very limited resources.

ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award to Oklahoma State University Library

CHICAGO — The Oklahoma State University Library, (Stillwater, Oklahoma) has been named the 2015 winner of the ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award. The award, supported by ALA’s Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes a library that demonstrates excellence by providing programs that have community impact and respond to community needs.

Anne Arundel Community 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 the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College has been chosen to receive the 2015 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its Virtual Writing Center program.

2015 ASCLA Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2015 Award winners have been selected. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including publications, program development and leadership in the profession.

The US ISSN Center and ProQuest receive ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen The US ISSN Center and ProQuest Metadata Integration & Cataloging Section as the recipients of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2015.

Heather Terrell wins 2015 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

CHICAGO — Heather Terrell, MLIS degree candidate at San Josẻ State University, has been named the winner of the 2015 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Terrell's paper, titled "Reference is dead, long live reference: electronic collections in the digital age," describes the changing landscape of electronic reference sources and explores the possibilities inherent in building hybrid library collections. 

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