Diane Holzheimer wins Louis Shores-Greenwood Publishing Group Award

Contact: Eileen Hardy



For Immediate Release

March 5, 2003

Diane Holzheimer wins Louis Shores-Greenwood Publishing Group Award

Diane Holzheimer, librarian, Memorial-Spaulding Elementary School, Newton, Mass., is the 2003 recipient of the Louis Shores-Greenwood Publishing Group Award. The award is administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The cash award of $3,000 and a citation is donated by Greenwood Publishing Group and is given to an individual, team or organization to recognize excellence in the reviewing of books and other materials for libraries. Established in 1990, the award is named for Louis Shores, editor-in-chief of
Colliers Encyclopedia from 1960 to 1981, and dean of the Florida State University Library School from 1946 to 1967. Shores was one of the first and most influential advocates of the use of bibliographic instruction in universities, believing that the library serves as the center of instruction for the academic community.

"Diane Holzheimer was chosen for her years of dedication and creativity in reviewing science books for youth," said Pam Harris, chair of the award committee. "She began reviewing books for the journal 'Appraisal: Science Books for Young People' in 1973 and became editor in 1976."

The award will be presented at the RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 23, 2003, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto.