Awards (Professional Recognition)

PLA awards recognize 13 individuals and public libraries representing excellence

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced 13 2014 award winners honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

Two Friends groups win National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

PHILADELPHIA — The Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire, Wis.) and the Friends of the Grand Rapids (Minn.) Area Library were winners of United for Libraries’ 2013 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards. Each won $250, received a certificate, and were recognized at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

James Reilly receives Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO James M. Reilly, director of the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is the recipient of the 2014 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.

HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award to Jenica P. Rogers

CHICAGO —The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jenica P. Rogers, director of libraries, State University of New York Potsdam, to receive the 2014 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award.  The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

First Step Award to Chris Bulock

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Chris Bulock, electronic resources librarian at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, as the recipient of the 2014 First Step Award — A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.  The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

2014 Cunha/Swartzburg Award to Thomas F.R. Clareson

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section for the Hollinger Metal Edge-sponsored George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award has selected Thomas F. R. Clareson as the 2014 recipient. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Lu and Chambers article wins Swanson Best of LRTS Award

CHICAGO — Wen-Ying Lu, cataloging librarian, Access Services, San Mateo County Library (formerly of the University of Colorado, Boulder), and Mary Beth Chambers, director of catalog & metadata services, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, have been awarded the 2014 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article, "PDA Consortium Style: The CU MyiLibrary Cataloging Experience," published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 57, number 3, July 2013, pages 164-178.

Deyrup named 2014 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO – Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, professor and librarian for technical services, Italian, Russian and East European Studies at Seton Hall University, has been selected to receive the 2014 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 “C’era una volta: a guide to print materials published by and about the Italian minority communities of Dalmatia and Istria in the 20th and 21st centuries.”

Parkland College Project wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), announces that Parkland College Library and the Parkland College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning have been chosen to receive the 2014 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for the project Scholarship at Parkland (SPARK).

Rodriguez receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that David M. Rodriguez, faculty librarian at the Maricopa Community College District and Glendale Community College, has been chosen to receive the 2014 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 Rodriguez on Friday, June 27, 2014, at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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