SIRSI Leader In Library Technology Grant winner named

Contact: Cheryl Malden


For Immediate Release

April 28, 2003

SIRSI Leader In Library Technology Grant winner named

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winner of the SIRSI Leader In Library Technology Grant, sponsored by the SIRSI Corporation. The annual award of $10,000 and a citation is given to encourage and enable continued advancements in quality library services for a project that makes creative or groundbreaking use of technology to deliver exceptional services to its community.
The grant is awarded to Brigham Young University for their project
80 Miles from the Nearest Library, with a Research Paper Due Monday: Extending Library Services to Independent-Study Students.

The project will extend the services and resources of Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library to distance-education students located in many areas of the world.
Focusing on students enrolled in University-level English courses; this project will create a one-stop, integrated Web portal to Independent Study courses and library resources.

“Brigham Young University was selected for its creative use of technology to deliver exceptional service to its community by showing a well thought‑out, extensively‑documented, and thorough program that provides services to the distance‑education students enrolled in University‑level English courses,” said Chair Dora Ho.

The SIRSI Award will be presented Tuesday,
June 24, during the ALA/CLA joint Annual Conference in Toronto.