Genealogical Publishing Company Award

Established in 1992 and sponsored by Genealogical Publishing Company, this award presents a citation and $1,500* cash to a librarian or library in recognition of their professional achievement in historical or genealogical reference, service or research. The recipient shall be selected for exceptional accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: professional association leadership and/or service and training; reference services; publication of recent, important, and highly regarded print or web based reference works; or digital projects that offer important access to genealogical or historical sources.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at lwood@ala.org.

Nominations

To nominate a deserving member, download and complete the nomination form, and follow the submission instructions therein.

Deadline for submissions is January 4, 2015.

Questions should be directed to the committee chair via phone or e-mail.

Recipients

2014 William “Bill” Forsyth, Proquest
2013

Janice Schultz , Midwest Genealogy Center, Mid-Continent Public Library (Mo.)

2012

Jay L. Verkler

2011

Mary K. Mannix, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Maryland

2010

Thomas Jay Kemp, Director, genealogy products, NewsBank

2009

Ruth Carr

2008

Carla Rickerson

2007

Louis A. Vyhnanek

2006

Nancy Huling

2005

Michael Barren Clegg

2004

Samuel J. Boldrick

2003

Charles F. Cummings

2002

Curt B. Witcher

2001

Margaret Ann Reinert

2000

Paul A. Mogren

1999

Thomas. J. Muth Jr.

1998

Judith Prowse Reid

1997

Raymond S. Wright III

1996

Gunther Erich Pohl

1995

Donald R. Brown

1994

J. Carlyle Parker

1993

P. William Filby