LIFT Awards Committee


Solicits nominations and selects an individual to receive the Core Career LIFT Award, which is designed to support information professionals whose passion, actions, and everyday work warrants recognition and celebration.

The award consists of up to $1,500 that individuals may use on professional development including, but not limited to, ALA or Core membership dues, attending ALA Annual, LibLearnX, the Core Forum, or continuing education.

This award is sponsored by Core and OCLC.

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Mrs. Gabrielle Somnee Wiersma (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jennifer Donner (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026)
Robin L. Ewing (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026)
Amy I. Kornblau (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Timothy Ryan Provenzano (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Kelly J. Sattler (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mea Warren (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, May 24, 2023, to April 3, 2024)
Amber Robbin (Staff Liaison, May 24, 2023, to June 29, 2050)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)

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About this Committee


  • Promotes the opening of the application process and solicits award nominations;
  • Reviews submitted nomination packages and selects awardee;
  • Chair/committee writes the announcement and citation.

Expected Time Commitment

  • Holds 1-2 virtual meetings and no face-to-face meetings each year;
  • Group members work an average of 2 hours per month in January, February, and March.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Experience reviewing award applications is helpful but not required.


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