The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS)
of the Reference and Adult Services Division
of the American Library Association
is honored to present the
This award is granted in recognition of outstanding leadership in the field of business librarianship.
John Ganly has worked creatively and persistently to make a broad array of business information available at the New York Public Library, including expensive electronic resources often not otherwise available to small and medium size businesses, scholars, and the public. Researchers have also appreciated John's dedication to preserving access to unique collections.
As a mentor and as an educator at Rutgers and Columbia, he has inspired many future business librarians. He has worked to share knowledge with colleagues through active participation in professional organizations, as participant, speaker, and chairperson.
He has written and edited significant reference books and articles, including the Small Business Sourcebook--an ALA Outstanding Reference Source (1983). John also serves on editorial and trustee boards for a professional journal and a reference publisher.
Furthermore, he has demonstrated the civic role business librarians can play through activities, such as planning the information center for the 1992 Democratic Convention in New York City and traveling to Eastern Europe to lecture on business information as an advisor to the United Nations Information Agency.
Washington D.C., June 1998
|Carol Womack, Chair
Business Reference and
|Kate Pittsley, Chair
Gale Research Award for Excellence
in Business Librarianship Committee