Awards (Professional Recognition)

Pearl Ly receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Pearl Ly, director of the learning commons at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Ly at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

School librarians invited to apply for $5,000 humanities programming prize

CHICAGO — School libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming must be received by May 6, 2016. Applications, award guidelines and a list of previous winners are available at www.ala.org/jaffarian.

Jagman and Swanson receive 2016 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO – Heather Jagman, coordinator of reference, instruction and academic engagement at DePaul University; and Troy A. Swanson, department chair, library and teaching and learning librarian at Moraine Valley Community College, 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 as editors of the book “Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information” published in 2015 by ACRL.

McConnell and Baker receive ALA GLBTRT Award for Political Activism

CHICAGO — Michael McConnell and Jack Baker have been named the inaugural recipients of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Award for Political Activism. The award will be presented on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the Stonewall Book Awards program at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
 

Kahl named 2016 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Chad Kahl, interim associate dean for public services and information technology at Illinois State University, has been awarded the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) 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.

Merolli receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO – Barbara Merolli, science librarian at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for her work on the “Drawing on Walls” program.

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

Figueroa named 2016 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO – Patricia Figueroa, curator of the Iberian and Latin American Collection at Brown University, has been selected to receive the 2016 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, “Voices from La Movida: Indexing Spain’s Underground Magazines from the Transition Period.”

Pagowsky receives inaugural ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Nicole Pagowsky, research and learning librarian/ instruction coordinator at the University of Arizona, has been chosen to receive the 2016 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award.

The $1,000 award and plaque, donated by Library Juice Academy, will be presented to Pagowsky at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Collins, Kearns and Pitts win 2016 ACRL IS Innovation Award

CHICAGO — Heather Collins, Sara Kearns and Joelle Pitts have been selected to receive the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on the New Literacies Alliance (NLA) project, an online platform that addresses the “new” literacies required for academic success and lifelong learning and that allows students to master skills at their own pace.

Nutter named 2016 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

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