ALCTS names winner of the First Step Award

Contact: Shonda Russell


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

May 2001

ALCTS names winner of the First Step Award

Allen B. Ashman, assistant professor and head, Kentucky Union List of Serials, University of Louisville, is the 2001 recipient of the First Step Award - a Wiley Professional Development Grant, presented by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Serials Section, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The $1,500 grant, donated by John Wiley & Sons, provides librarians who are new to the serials field with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives and encourages professional development through participation in ALA conferences and serials section activities.

"Ashman was chosen in recognition of his commitment to the profession, extensive professional development, visible initiatives in union listing efforts, cataloging reference, bibliographic instruction and his record of professional service," Award Committee Chair Michelle Sitko said. "His enthusiasm for serials librarianship and his leadership potential commend him for this award."

Ashman is a member of ALA, the Kentucky Virtual Library's Resource Sharing Workgroup and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Government Information Locator Service (GILS) Implementation Team. He received a master's of library science from Indiana University, Bloomington.

The First Step Award - a Wiley Professional Development Grant will be presented Monday, June 18, at 9:30 a.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.