Awards (Professional Recognition)

Goebel wins 2015 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Nancy Goebel, head librarian at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, is the winner of the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women and gender studies librarianship.

A plaque will be presented to Goebel at the WGSS program on Monday, June 29, during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Phelps wins 2015 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Connie Phelps, librarian, services department, chair at the University of New Orleans, has been selected as the 2015 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 Phelps at the WGSS program on Monday, June 29, during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

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

PHILADELPHIA — 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, 2015.

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 40 groups for outstanding efforts to support their library. Two winning groups will each receive $1,000.

David Walker receives 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

CHICAGO — David Walker has been named the winner of the 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.

Emerald Group Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.

Northern Iowa’s Comic Con Committee receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — Melinda Beland, Angie Cox, Melissa Gevaert, Anna Hollingsworth and Linda McLaury, all members of the Comic Con Committee at the University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library, have been named the 2015 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their work on the RodCon 2015 program.

This annual award honors ALA members who have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in their work with undergraduates, instructors and/or the library community.

Jeanne Drewes receives Banks-Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO — Jeanne Drewes, chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division of the Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2015 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, given annually by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS). The award, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., consists of $1,500 and a citation.

James V. Brown Library receives Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

CHICAGO —The James V. Brown Library in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization for exhibiting meritorious achievements in carrying out a project to secure new funding resources for a public or academic library.

Magda El-Sherbini selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Magda El-Sherbini is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, June 27, 2015.

Chandler named 2015 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO — Katharine C. Chandler, reference librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department, has been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) / Slavic and East European Section (SEES) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “Whimsical Penwork: The Carthusian Graduals of the Chartreuse de Champmol.”

Ed Summers recipient of 2015 Kilgour Award

CHICAGO — The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Ed Summers as the 2015 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology.

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