Nominations sought for John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

Contact: Delin R. Guerra


For Immediate Release

October 10, 2003

Nominations sought for John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

The American Library Associations (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2004 John Ames Humphry/ OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship. The award is given to a librarian or person who has made significant contributions to international librarianship.
The award consists of a prize of $1, 000 and a certificate, which is presented at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is December 1, 2003.

The award is in recognition of John Humphry, an executive director of Forest Press and publisher of the “Dewey Decimal Classification,” who made a notable contribution by internationalizing the English language editions of “Dewey” and to ensure that translations were adapted to meet the needs of other cultures and countries.

All nominations should include, as appropriate, personal history or curriculum vitae with emphasis on achievements related to international librarianship, bibliography, critical reviews, articles, etc. Letters seconding the nomination of nominee, other letters of commendation, or appreciation should also be included. For more information on the John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, please visit:

Nominations should be sent to the attention of Frederick C. Lynden, director, Brown University Rockefeller Library, 31 Ferry Lane, Barrington, RI 02806-4843 or by e-mail For additional information contact the International Relations Office at (312) 280-3201 or e-mail: