Ellen Perlow wins ASCLA Service Award

Contact: Eileen Hardy



For Immediate Release

March 5, 2003

Ellen Perlow wins ASCLA Service Award

Ellen Perlow, manager of Information Services, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, Denton, is the 2003 recipient of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Service Award.

The Service Award is a citation presented by ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to recognize an ASCLA personal member for sustained leadership and exceptional service through participation in activities that have enhanced the stature, reputation and overall strength of ASCLA, as well as representation of ALA.

"Ms. Perlow demonstrates unwavering commitment to ASCLA's value of diversity and access within the division and beyond," stated Jim Kirks, Jr., ASCLA award committee chair. "She was instrumental in establishing and nurturing the Century Scholarship. Her industry and insight have benefited ASCLA committees, sections, forums and programs. Through publications, workshops, classroom instruction and her Web site, Ms. Perlow is an articulate ambassador for ASCLA and its work. Her slogan, a positive one, wins every time and inspires the next generation to deliver improved services to the broadest possible clientele."

The award will be presented June 22, 2003, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., at the ASCLA President's Program and Award Ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto.