For immediate release | February 27, 2012

Lenore England wins Coutts Award for Innovation

CHICAGO - The Collection Management Section (CMS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has awarded Lenore England, digital resources librarian, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management.

The award recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. The recipient receives a $2,000 award generously donated by Coutts Information Services, a division of Ingram, and a citation. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 24, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Lenore England has established a record of scholarship, service and creative leadership that embodies the spirit of this award. Her planning and communication skills have contributed to successes of two statewide consortia, the Maryland Digital Library and the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), where she led its working subgroup, the Electronic Collections Task Group (ECTG). England was tapped to lead the migration of USMAI’s 16 instances of the SFX to a hosted server at ExLibris. She has shared with the profession by publishing in the peer-reviewed Journal of Electronic Resource Librarianship and recently presented nationally on the advantages of the application of a simpler approach utilizing the flexible and cost-effective tool of a checklist to manage ERM workflow, resulting in increased efficiencies in workflow, improved communications and a significant reduction in database access issues at the beginning of each fiscal year. Her body of work speaks to the vision coupled with the multi-faceted approach necessary for sustained success in the ever-evolving field of electronic resources management.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Charles Wilt