Awards (Professional Recognition)

HARRASSOWITZ award to Lauren Corbett

CHICAGO—The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Lauren Corbett, Director, Resource Services at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, to receive the 2018 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 23 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

Ross Atkinson award given to Mary Case

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Mary Case, university librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as the 2018 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field.

South Carolina State Library receives Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2018 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award to the South Carolina State Library, Columbia, South Carolina.

The award, sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is designed to provide up to $4,000 to an ALSC member’s library to fund a visit from an author/illustrator who will speak to children who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to hear from a nationally known author/illustrator.

St. Lucie County (Florida) Library System awarded 2018 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2018 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to the St. Lucie County Library System in Florida.

Susan Yutzey wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Susan Yutzey has won a free year of AASL membership. Yutzey's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Lori Lee to AASL, Yutzey has also been entered to win an AASL National Conference & Exhibition grand prize package, which includes registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations.

AASL opens nominations for Social Media Superstars

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is delighted to announce the return of its social media recognitions, which celebrate social media superstars within the school library profession. Such superstars enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students and school communities by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration widely with stakeholders via a variety of social media channels.

Jewel Davis Selected as 2018 NMRT Emerging Leader

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is pleased to sponsor Jewel Davis as our 2018 Emerging Leader. The sponsorship consists of a $1000 award towards attendance at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver and ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. As NMRT's Emerging Leader, Jewel will attend ALA Midwinter and Annual to undergo leadership training, and she will work on a team to complete an ALA project. In the culmination of the program, Jewel and her team will present the results of their work in a poster session at ALA Annual 201

Call for nominations: ASCLA 2018 achievement and recognition awards

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)'s nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards is now open. Members are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers to recognize exceptional library professionals that make a difference in improving the lives of the people they serve.

Samantha Quiñon named a 2018 LITA Emerging Leader

Samantha Quiñon, Assistant Director and Head of Research & Instruction at Lesley University Libraries in Cambridge (MA), has been selected as one of two LITA-sponsored Emerging Leaders for 2018.

Aisha Conner-Gaten named a 2018 LITA Emerging Leader

Aisha Conner-Gaten, intersectional librarian, activist, and tech enthusiast working at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, has been selected as one of two LITA-sponsored Emerging Leaders for 2018.