Anderson wins ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section Leadership Award

Contact: Megan Bielefeld

ACRL Program Coordinator

For Immediate Release

February 14, 2006

Anderson wins ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Susan Anderson, director of libraries at St. Petersburg College, has been selected as the 2006 winner of the CJCLS/EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award. The award honors significant achievement in the advocacy of learning resources, as well as leadership in professional organizations that support the missions of community, junior and technical colleges.

“Susan Anderson embodies the spirit of the CJCLS/EBSCO Leadership award criteria,” said Alice Lubrecht, CJCLS award committee chair. “She consistently contributes to the mission of community colleges in general and specifically within her institution through her outstanding work. This work exemplifies the highest quality work of an academic professional in that it includes research and publication, service within her institution, service within her community, and commitment to and service within her professional association and her colleagues. She is much admired and respected in her academic community.”

A citation and $500, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Anderson at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans during the CJCLS Awards Breakfast, Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.