ALCTS announces new award honoring Ross Atkinson

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2006

ALCTS announces new award honoring Ross Atkinson

CHICAGO - In conjunction with its 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2007, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.
This new award honors the legacy of Ross Atkinson, distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community at-large serves as a model for those in the field.

The award winner receives a citation honoring his/her contributions and a stipend of $3,000 generously donated by EBSCO.

The award will be given to recognize the contribution of a library leader who has
demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, collection management and development, preservation and reformatting, and serials).
Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the person's accomplishments, as they relate to leadership including,
but not limited to:

  • Recognized leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level, with emphasis on ALCTS
  • Acknowledged leader in and by the library community-at-large
  • Significant contribution to professional literature
  • Exemplary research in ALCTS areas
  • Recognition of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc.

Written nominations must be received by Bonnie MacEwan,, chair of the Award Jury, no later than December 1, 2006.
Nominations must include: name, address, phone number and email address of nominee and nominating party; a formal statement of nomination, with a rationale for the nomination; a resume, vita, or extensive narrative career outline upon which the award jury can base its determinations; and letters of endorsement. Letters of endorsement should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. It is recommended that no less than three and no more than six letters of endorsement be included.
Nominees must be ALCTS members.
Self-nominations will not be accepted.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.