CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has named Heather Ketron the recipient of the 2013 Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The honor, which will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, is bestowed on a librarian whose extraordinary contributions to promoting access to books and encouraging a love of reading for lifelong learning exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession. Ketron will receive a citation and $1,000 prize, donated by Scholastic Library Publishing.
CHICAGO – The Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), based in the Research Department of the Purdue University Libraries, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Innovation in Science and Technology Librarianship Award for their work on the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit.
CHICAGO—Neal Wyatt, doctoral candidate in the media, art and text program at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the distinguished recipient of the 2013 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award — the highest honor for significant contributions to the field of reference librarianship presented by the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA).
CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Collection Management Section (CMS) announces that the recipient of the 2013 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management is Angela Carreño, head of collection development at New York University (NYU).
CHICAGO – Jan Scholl and Amy Paster of Penn State University, along with their team, have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural or Natural Sciences for their 4-H and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) research databases.
The cash award and plaque will be presented to the team during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
CHICAGO — Gregory (Mike) Hagedon, senior applications systems analyst/developer, and Leslie Sult, instructional services librarian, both of the University of Arizona Libraries, have been selected to receive the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on the software Guide on the Side, which helps instruction librarians create tutorials for database instruction.
CHICAGO - Korey Brunetti, associate librarian and collections coordinator at California State University, East Bay; Amy R. Hofer, distance learning librarian at Portland State University; and Lori Townsend, learning services coordinator at the University of New Mexico, have been chosen as the winners of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award, for their article “Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy,” published in 2011 by portal: Libraries and the Academy.
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected four winners and one honorable mention for the 2013 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards.
CHICAGO – Erin T. Smith and Jamie P. Kohler, both of the Westminster College McGill Library, have been named the 2013 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their work on the Westminster College library mini golf orientation. Smith is the director of library services, and Kohler is the cataloging and collection management librarian.