ALCTS announces Blackwell's Scholarship Award winners

Contact: Shonda Russell


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

May 2001

ALCTS announces Blackwell's Scholarship Award winners

Joseph Branin, director of The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus; Frances Groen, librarian at McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and Suzanne Thorin, university dean of libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington, are the recipients of the ALCTS Blackwell's Scholarship Award presented by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

They received the award for their article "The Changing Nature of Collection Management in Research Libraries,"
Library Resources & Technical Services, 44 (11): 23-32.

The award, a citation and $2,000 scholarship to the library school of the winners' choice donated by Blackwell's, is given to the author(s) of an outstanding monograph, published article or original paper on acquisitions, collection development or related areas of resource development.

"The article presents a broad view of the critical issues in the field of collection management in research libraries," Award Committee Chair Stephen Bosch said.

"This well-written article cogently outlines important economic and cultural drivers that are shaping the future of collection management activities," Bosch continued. "The article discusses changes in scholarly communications, technology and the publishing industry that are shaping these issues."

The award will be presented June 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the ALCTS Membership Meeting and Presidents Program during the ALA Annual Conference, June 14-20, in San Francisco.

For more information about ALCTS awards, visit the
ALCTS Web site or contact Shonda Russell, program assistant, ALCTS at 800/545-2433, ext. 5037 or