CHICAGO – Hope Olson, professor in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies, has been selected as the 2013 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 Olson at 8:30 a.m. on July 1, 2013, at the WGSS program during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
CHICAGO— Elizabeth Martinez, library director, Salinas Public Library (Calif.) is the 2013 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Scarecrow Press, a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward promoting equality in the library profession.
CHICAGO - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries is the winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization that exhibits meritorious achievement in creating new means of funding for a public or academic library.
The University at Massachusetts Amherst Libraries developed the Library Sustainability Fund to engage philanthropic support from faculty, students, alumni and friends who recognize the value of the rapidly-growing field of sustainability studies.
CHICAGO—2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Joseph W Lippincott Award, which honors distinguished service to the profession of librarianship. Presented every year since 1938, the award is named for Joseph W. Lippincott a noted publisher, author, naturalist and sportsman of the J.B. Lippincott Company and independent Philadelphia publisher that was acquired by Harper & Row in 1978.
CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that the library staff at Palo Alto College in San Antonio has been chosen to receive the 2013 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its work on the project Library a la Carte.
CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is announcing that Linda Baker, manager of reference, instruction and collection development at the El Centro College Library, Dallas, Texas, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.
The $500 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Baker on Friday, June 28, 2013, during the CJCLS Awards Dinner at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Gretchen Kolderup, member manager of The Hub, and the YA Literature Symposium Task Force with Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards acknowledge the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded Kristen Pelfrey, a teacher at Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, Calif., the 2013 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens. The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award to Gretchen Kolderup. The $2,000 award, given every other year, recognizes a YALSA member who has demonstrated unique and sustained devotion to young adult services through substantial work in several initiatives.
CHICAGO — Judith A. Walker, education/psychology librarian and professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, is the recipient of the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award.
This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.