Awards (Professional Recognition)

Troy, Alabama librarian chosen for national public service honor

Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, Dr. Christopher A. Shaffer, dean of university libraries at Troy (Alabama) University, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for his outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Shaffer was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Kansas City, Missouri librarian chosen for national public service honor

April Roy recipient of the prestigious 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

    
NEW YORK – Today, April Roy, manager of the Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library’s Lucile H. Bluford Branch, will receive the I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Roy was one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor.

Chelcie Rowell named 2016 ALCTS Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — Chelcie Rowell, digital initiatives librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2015-2016. The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, ALCTS, sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS.

A member of the library's Digital Scholarship Unit, Chelcie oversees digitization of special collections and liaises with humanities faculty pursuing digital humanities research and pedagogy.

ALSC selects Meredith Steiner as 2016 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Meredith Steiner of the San Francisco Public Library as its representative in the 2016 Emerging Leader program.

Esposito, Sexton, Shea and Wilson receive 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2016 Penguin Young Readers Group Award to Elizabeth Esposito, South Huntington Public Library, Huntington Station, New York; Kristel Sexton, Ypsilanti District Library, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Kelly Shea, Paoli Library, Paoli, Pennsylvania; and Caryn Wilson, Three Rivers Public Library, Three Rivers, Michigan.

ALSC now accepting applications for 2016 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2016 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, audio books and recordings from children’s trade publishers.
 

Nominate an academic librarian for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — LITA is seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship. It is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Tech Education

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publishers of Library Hi Tech.

LIS Students: Apply for the LITA/Ex Libris Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2016.

Nominations sought for prestigious Kilgour Research Award

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2015 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31, 2015.

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