RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee


To promote exhibitions of library and archival materials that contribute to or disseminate knowledge on any topic. To recognize outstanding printed exhibition catalogs and guides, and electronic exhibitions, produced by North America and Caribbean institutions. Submissions must be in English or multi-lingual with English as one of the languages. Although printed exhibition catalogs and guides must be associated with physical exhibitions, electronic exhibitions need not be. Submissions are chosen for awards based on their accuracy and consistency of presentation, clarity, originality, quality of design, and usefulness and relevance to the intended audience. The chair of the committee is to monitor the contractual conditions of the award agreement.


Emma M. Sarconi
(Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Heather G. Cole
(Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Caitlin Goodman
(Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Eisha L. Neely
(Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Alison Newman
(Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Ursula Romero
(Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Leslie J. Winter
(Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)

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RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee List

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The committee composition is determined by section leadership.


Formerly ACRL/WESS Exhibition Catalogs Awards Committee. Changed in 2002.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

Association of College & Research Libraries

American Library Association

E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

For more information about the Katherine Keyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Catalogue Awards, visit the awards page here.