Winner of the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award announced

Contact: Cheryl Malden


312-280-3247


cmalden@ala.org

ALA News Release


For Immediate Release


May 2001

Winner of the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award announced

The Richland College Library, Dallas, is the 2001 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA)/Information Today Library of the Future Award.

The award, a citation and $2,500 donated by Information Today, Inc., honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians or a support organization for innovative planning, application or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

The library's program,
Richland College Library Accessibility Initiative, is a proactive, multidimensional information literacy training. The initiative was designed and deployed to ensure that students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the community have an understanding of information technology.

"The library has developed information literacy training that is broadly integrated into virtually every aspect of the library's operations," Committee Chair Robert H. Rohlf said. "This reflects a true Library of the Future."

The ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award will be presented Tuesday, June 19, during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.