Awards (Professional Recognition)

Rapchak named 2018 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Marcia Elizabeth Rapchak, head of teaching and learning at Duquesne University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and administrated by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS), honors an ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to, the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

Williams receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO – Teresa D. Williams, business librarian at Butler University, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for her work on the Business Research Workshop.

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

Dysert named 2018 ACRL ESS De Gruyter Grant Winner

CHICAGO – Anna Dysert, cataloguer librarian at McGill University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) European Studies Section (ESS) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “A Survey of the Manuscripts of Isaac Israeli: The Transmission and Transformation of 12th-Century Medicine.”

Brager, Mars, and Pittman win 2018 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO— Trent Brager, Amy Mars, and Kim Pittman have been selected to receive the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on 23 Framework Things, a free online professional development opportunity that helps librarians engage at their own pace through readings, activities, reflection, and discussion. Brager is education and social sciences librarian at the University of St. Thomas; Mars is research, instruction, and outreach librarian at St.

Nutefall receives 2018 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO – Jennifer E. Nutefall, university librarian at Santa Clara University, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award as editor of the book “Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries,” published in 2016 by Libraries Unlimited. The award recognizes an outstanding publication related to library instruction published in the past two years.

The award, donated by Emerald Publishing, consists of a plaque and a cash prize of $3,000.

Scherlen named 2018 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Allan Scherlen, professor and social sciences librarian at Appalachian State University, has been awarded the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.

Lindsey Whittington Receives Immroth Award

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Immroth Awards Committee is pleased to announce Lindsey Whittington as ALA’s recipient for this year’s John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award, which honors significant contributions defending intellectual freedom.

Bucks County Community College wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Bucks County Community College has been chosen to receive the 2018 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its Learning Resources Faculty Institutes program.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Bucks County Community College Dean of Learning Resources and Online Learning Bill Hemmig at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Nominations open for 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

CHICAGO - The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association seeks nominations for the 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award. 

The David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award recognizes recent articles that include significant new research related to the understanding and promotion of multiculturalism in libraries in North America.  Works published within the last two years preceding the award application deadline will be eligible to receive the award. The 2018 award application deadline is March 30, 2018. 

Nancy E. Kraft receives Banks Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO—Nancy E. Kraft is the recipient of the 2018 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., the award consists of $1,500 and a citation. Kraft’s consistent leadership, service, advocacy and dedication to preservation education embodies the qualities of the Banks Harris Award.