Keith Curry Lance receives ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award

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For Immediate Release

March 14, 2006

Keith Curry Lance receives ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award

CHICAGO — Keith Curry Lance, director, Library Research Services, Colorado State Library; affiliated professor, Library and Information Science Program, University of Denver; and independent consultant, is the 2006 recipient of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Leadership Achievement Award presented by the ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award is a citation presented to recognize leadership and achievement in consulting, multi-type library cooperation and state library development. The award recognizes sustained activity that has been characterized by professional growth and effectiveness and has enhanced the status of these areas of activity.

“Keith’s work in library statistics and service evaluation has been vital for library development in the nation,” said Ruth O’Donnell, ASCLA awards committee chair. “Every library director, regardless of library type, owes him a debt of gratitude because of his leadership.”

The award will be presented on June 24, 2006 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the ASCLA Awards Luncheon during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.