Nominations sought for John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award

Contact: Delin R. Guerra
International Relations Office
For Immediate Release
November 17, 2006

Nominations sought for John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest

Press Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2007 John Ames Humphry/ OCLC/Forest Press Award for International Librarianship. The award is given to a librarian or person who has made significant contributions to international librarianship. The award consists of a prize of $1,000 and a certificate, which is presented at the ALA Annual Conference.

The deadline for nominations is January 1, 2007.

The award is in recognition of John Humphry, an executive director of Forest Press and publisher of the Dewey decimal classification, who made a notable contribution by internationalizing the English language editions of Dewey to ensure that translations were adapted to meet the needs of other cultures and countries.

All nominations should include, as appropriate, personal history or curriculum vitae, with emphasis on achievements related to international librarianship; bibliography, critical reviews, articles, etc.; and letters seconding the nomination or other letters of commendation or appreciation. For more information on the John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, please visit:

Nominations should be sent to: International Relations Office, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Email: