Bobray Bordelon named Thomson GALE/BRASS Business Librarianship Award recipient

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For Immediate Release

April 4, 2006

Bobray Bordelon named Thomson GALE/BRASS Business Librarianship Award recipient

CHICAGO—Bobray Bordelon, Pliny Fisk Librarian of Economics and Finance, Princeton University (New Jersey), is the recipient of the 2006 Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship administered by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The award, a citation and $3,000 donated by Thomson Gale, is given to an individual for distinguished activities in the field of business librarianship.

“As a leader in the American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association and Business Reference and Services Section, Bobray Bordelon has influenced the direction and future of these organizations as well as innumerable librarians,” said Lisa O’Connor, award committee chair. “Bobray is an inspired and knowledgeable leader who has encouraged active participation of novice and experienced librarians.”

Bordelon is currently serving as the chair of the RUSA Professional Development committee, BRASS representative to the RUSA Planning and Finance Committee, a member of the ALA Orientation, Training and Leadership Development Committee, and official representative for Princeton University to the Wharton Research Data Service. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topics of business collection development, business plans, training, international statistics and trade, and investments.

The award will be presented at RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 26, 2006, from 4 to 6 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.