ASCLA Exceptional Service Award recipient named

Contact: Eileen Hardy


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

April 2001

ASCLA Exceptional Service Award recipient named

Linda Lucas Walling, professor with the College of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, is the 2001 recipient of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Exceptional Service Award.

The ASCLA Exceptional Service Award is a citation presented to recognize exceptional service to patients, the homebound, medical, nursing and other professional staff in hospitals and inmates. The award also recognizes professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs, pioneering activity and significant research.

"Through her teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Walling has provided a role model for hundreds of librarians who have dedicated their careers to serving people with disabilities, as well as those who reside in nursing homes, hospitals and correctional institutions," Award Committee Chair Michael Gunde stated.

The award will be presented June 17, 2001, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., at the ASCLA President's Program and Award Ceremony during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.

For more information about ASCLA awards and the ASCLA Awards Ceremony, visit the ASCLA
Web site, or contact Eileen Hardy, program coordinator, ASCLA at 800/545-2433, ext. 4398 or

ASCLA is a division of the ALA.