Elizabeth Nelson wins 2006 LAMA/YBP Student Writing and Development Award

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For Immediate Release
July 17, 2006

Elizabeth Nelson wins 2006 LAMA/YBP


Student Writing and Development Award

CHICAGO - Elizabeth Nelson, a student in Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, has been awarded the 2006 Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA)/YBP Student Writing and Development Award for her manuscript titled "Library Statistics and the HAPLR Index."

Sponsored by YBP Library Services, Inc., the award honors the best article written by a student enrolled in a library and information studies graduate program on a topic in the area of library administration and management.

Nelson's paper will be published in a future issue of
Library Administration & Management magazine.
She also will receive a $1,000 grant.
LAMA recognized Nelson's achievement at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference on June 25, 2006 in New Orleans, La.

This year's topic was "Leadership Excellence for Transition:
Lessons for Tomorrow's Librarians."
Selection criteria include relevance to the theme, applicability to a variety of library settings, originality of ideas, persuasiveness of arguments, quality of writing, clarity of presentation and contribution to the continuing education of the LAMA membership.

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association (
www.ala.org/lama) is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LAMA is a division of the American Library Association.