ACRL names Lazerow Fellowship recipient

Contact: Mary Ellen Davis


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

February 2001

ACRL names Lazerow Fellowship recipient

Adam Chandler has been chosen to receive the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for Research in Collections and Technical Services in Academic and Research Libraries for his project, "An Application Profile and Prototype Metadata Management System for Licensed Electronic Resources." Sponsored by ISI, the award fosters advances in collection development and technical services by providing fellowships to librarians for travel or writing in those fields.

Chandler is currently an information technology librarian at Cornell University, New York. His recent publications include "Mapping Essential Federal Geographic Data Committee Metadata to MARC21 and Dublin Core: Towards an Alternative to the FGDC Clearinghouse (with Dan Foley and Aladdin Hafez)," (
D-Lib Magazine, 2000) and "Creating Relational Documentation Systems for Library Networks," (
LLA Bulletin, 1999). He is a member of Beta Phi Mu and a previous recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title II-B Competitive Fellowship.

"Managing electronic resources grows more complicated each year, challenging librarians in every area of librarianship to come up with a collective solution," Lynda Fuller Clendenning, the selection committee chair, said. "Adam Chandler's research project tackles this issue and develops with others a broadly applicable metadata system for tracking the entire process of acquiring, licensing and delivering electronic resources to library users."

The award, $1,000 and a plaque, will be presented during the 2001 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco at the ACRL President's Program on Monday, June 18.

ACRL, the largest division of the ALA, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching and research.