For immediate release | March 17, 2017

Moore receives 2017 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Alanna Aiko Moore, academic liaison coordinator and librarian for sociology, ethnic studies, and gender studies at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), has been chosen to receive the 2017 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award.

The $1,000 award and plaque, donated by Library Juice Academy, will be presented to Moore at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

“Ms. Moore embodies the spirit of this award through her extensive outreach, professional service, and scholarship particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said award chair Alexandra Rivera of the University of Michigan. “In her letter of nomination, Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada wrote that Moore ‘tirelessly works to advance the development of all individuals in her professional networks while continually working to expand those networks through intentional inclusivity.’”

“Since joining the ALA Spectrum community in 2003 as a Spectrum Scholar, Moore has stayed engaged with Spectrum by mentoring dozens of new library professionals,” continued Rivera. “She has also led several initiatives to build the Spectrum program, including delivering yearly Spectrum Institute sessions. Through this engagement, she has contributed significantly to the professional development of over 1,000 early career librarians of color. She is currently serving as the Spectrum 20th Anniversary Chair.”

“Additionally, Moore has made many contributions to multiple professional communities including UCSD, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, ALA’s diversity community including leadership roles in ALA Council Committee on Diversity, the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) Steering Committee and chair of the JCLC Program Committee,” said Rivera. “Her roots are in community organizing and she has a considerable resume as a professional development, leadership, and mentoring expert.”

“The majority of her professional development activity is not part of her formal work portfolio but rather a labor of love and a demonstration of her continuing commitment to social justice that positively influences librarianship and will continue to have a powerful and lasting impact,” Rivera noted.

Moore received her M.L.S. from Dominican University.

For more information regarding the ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.


About ACRL

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing nearly 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

About Library Juice Academy

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build the skills that librarians need as their jobs evolve. With customers in 42 countries and 100 courses in the catalog, Library Juice Academy is bringing online continuing education to a new level.


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