First Step Award to Patrick Carr

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS

For Immediate Release

March 14, 2006

First Step Award to Patrick Carr

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that Patrick L. Carr, assistant professor/serials librarian at Mississippi State University, is the recipient of the 2006 First Step Award-A Wiley Professional Development Grant.

John Wiley & Sons sponsors this $1,500 grant which offers librarians new to the serials field an opportunity to broaden their perspective by attending an ALA Annual Conference and by encouraging professional growth through participation in ALCTS Serials Section activities.

Carr began in his current position in December 2004 and has since developed a growing interest in the myriad challenges that libraries face as they reorient themselves from maintaining collections of print serials to providing online access to e-resources. He has pursued this interest through scholarship—including articles in
Collection Management and
Serials Librarian and a book he currently is co-editing for Haworth Information Press—and through a commitment to actively participate in local, state, and national organizations and committees.

After graduating from Saint Bonaventure University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree, Carr earned a master's degree in English from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in library science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

The award 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.