ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award recipient named

Contact: Eileen Hardy


For Immediate Release

April 2002

ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award recipient named

Stephen Prine, head of network services, National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., is the 2002 recipient of the ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award presented by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award is a citation presented to recognize leadership and achievement in consulting, multi-type library cooperation and state library development. The award recognizes sustained activity that has been characterized by professional growth and effectiveness, and has enhanced the status of these areas of activity.

"Steve has been a consultant at the state, regional and national level in several capacities from 1973 to the present," stated Jan Walsh, ASCLA award committee chair. "While his focus and area of expertise is in serving those with physical and visual challenges, Steve has brought a commitment to both excellence of services provided by libraries and access for all constituencies to those service regardless of their nature. His depth of knowledge gained over decades, combined with an open mind, and commitment to service and applied with his special brand of humor is welcomed around the country in both network locations and state library agencies."

The award will be presented June 16, 2002, from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m., at the ASCLA President's Program and Award Ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.