2005 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award winner announced

Contact: Mary Taylor

Executive Director, LITA


For Immediate Release

May 12, 2005

2005 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award winner announced

CHICAGO - William Gosling has been named the winner of the 2005 LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Emerald and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, sponsor the award.

The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating to educate practitioners within the library field in library and information technology. It consists of $1,000 and a certificate of merit.

William Gosling has served as the director/university librarian at the University of Michigan since 1997. During his tenure as university librarian he has overseen a period of rapid change and dynamic technological innovation including the expansion of the fledgling Digital Library into one of the premier digital library programs in the country. Successful major digital conversion projects have led to the library's selection as one of the five institutions partnering with Google to digitize the entire collection.

Gosling serves on editorial boards of two journals:
Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services and
Cataloging and Classification Quarterly . He also is a member of the University of Michigan Press Finance Sub-Committee and Public Goods Council. He serves on the Michigan Council of Library Deans/Directors, ARL Preservation Committee, AAU/ARL Global Resources Program Advisory Committee and represents the University of Michigan on many national organizations, including Digital Library Federation, CIC Library Directors, and the Coalition for Networked Information.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program reception on Sunday, June 26, 2005, 3 – 4 p.m. followed immediately by the President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.