Rhea Joyce Rubin named ASCLA Service Award recipient

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For Immediate Release

March 7, 2006

Rhea Joyce Rubin named ASCLA Service Award recipient

CHICAGO — Rhea Joyce Rubin, Rubin Consulting, is the 2006 recipient of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Service Award.

The Service Award is a citation presented by ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to recognize an ASCLA personal member for sustained leadership and exceptional service through participation in activities that have enhanced the stature, reputation and overall strength of ASCLA, as well as representation of ALA.

“As an independent library consultant since 1980 and when she was employed in a library, Rhea Joyce Rubin has generously contributed her time to leadership and service in ASCLA,” said Ruth O'Donnell, ASCLA award committee chair. “Her work in the Association dates back to 1972 when she was the first chair of the Bibliotherapy Committee.”

“Of particular note is her work with the Accessibility Assembly, which she has chaired three times and also edited and sheparded through ALA, the Accessibility Policy, and her stints as director on the ASCLA Board of Directors and several section executive committees,” stated O'Donnell.

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.