Steinhoff and St. Petersburg Junior College win community college awards

Contact: Stephanie Sherrod


For Immediate Release

May 21, 2002

Steinhoff and St. Petersburg Junior College win community college awards

The Association of College and Research Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the community college awards. The awards, $500 and a citation, recognize significant achievement in the areas of programs and leadership.

Cynthia Steinhoff, library director at the Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College, has been selected as the 2002 winner of the Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award. The award honors significant achievement in the advocacy of learning resources, as well as leadership in professional organizations that support the missions of community, junior and technical colleges.

"Cynthia was chosen because she exemplifies leadership on all levels: local, state and national," Chair Paula Herring said. "She has been a leader on her campus, in the state of Maryland and in CJCLS. Her tireless advocacy for and commitment to community college libraries are truly deserving of this award."

The Michael M. Bennett Library of St. Petersburg Junior College has been chosen to receive the 2002 CJCLS/EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award for its information literacy program including online tests, curriculum development, instruction of other librarians, faculty awareness, and advocacy.

"The librarians at St. Petersburg Junior College have developed an innovative information literacy program for their students," Herring said. "From online testing to instructional video to credit coursework, this program is designed to reach every student in every campus. The librarians are to be commended for their outreach to their campuses."

A citation and $500 (donated by EBSCO Information Services) will be presented to each recipient during the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta at the CJCLS Membership Meeting, Saturday, June 15, 2002, 8:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel, Brampton A.