ALCTS/SAGE support staff travel grant

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS


For Immediate Release
March 14, 2006

ALCTS names winners of the 2006 ALCTS/SAGE Support Staff Travel Grant

CHICAGO-The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce six library support staff have been awarded a 2006 ALCTS/SAGE Support Staff Travel Grant.
These grants provide airfare, three night's hotel, and conference registration for the individuals to attend the 2006 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Those receiving the travel grant are:

Donna Hanna, library clerk III, cataloging department, State University of New York at Geneseo

Darlene Hert, acquisitions/cataloging technician, Montana State University, Billings

Lucretia "Trish" Pelletier, senior library assistant/head of technical services, Apache Junction Public Library, Apache Junction, Ariz.

Susan Prefontaine, instructional support associate, Electronic Periodicals Management Department, State University of New York at Buffalo

Scott David Reinke, conservation technician, Preservation Department, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Mary Tilley, authority control specialist, technical services department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

For a second year, grants were offered to support staff, with at least three years of experience in an area of technical services and collections, who have never before attended an ALA annual conference.
The 2006 award recipients demonstrated outstanding commitment to the profession, active participation in local and paraprofessional associations as well as the professional life of their respective institutions, and evidence of a clear desire to serve their library communities.
Above all, each of these candidates demonstrates a genuine love of and deep commitment to libraries.
Among them, they have years of experience and a dedication to their work and their communities.

The awards will be presented on Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony and Membership Meeting during the 2006 American Library Association (ALA) meeting in New Orleans.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services. Areas of concentration of ALCTS members include acquisition, cataloging, collection development, preservation, and archiving of all library materials in all formats as well as serial collection management.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association