ASCLA hosts awards luncheon to honor excellence in librarianship

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For Immediate Release

March 14, 2006

ASCLA hosts awards luncheon to honor excellence in librarianship

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is hosting an awards luncheon on Saturday, June 24, 2006, 12–1:30 p.m., during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The awards luncheon is being held to acknowledge the accomplishments of the ASCLA 2006 award recipients to the field of librarianship. During the event the awards for Exceptional Service, Leadership Achievement, Professional Achievement, Service, ASCLA/KLAS/NOD, Francis Joseph Campbell, and the Century Scholarship will be presented.

“ASCLA award recipients this year are outstanding members of the profession and libraries. The awards to librarians recognize exceptional work in the immediate past and for a whole career while the awards to libraries are for excellence in providing specific types of services related to the ASCLA mission,” said Ruth O’Donnell, ASCLA award committee chair. “It will be an honor to present the awards this year to such a wonderful and committed group of people.”

This celebratory event is an opportunity to learn more about innovative programs and people, and network in a fun, social setting while enjoying a catered lunch.

Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased in advance when registering for ALA Annual Conference ( or to add it to an existing registration call ALA member and customer service at 1-800-545-2433, press option #5 and add event #SL3 to your existing registration.