Casey named 2007 ACRL DLS Haworth Press Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award winner

Contact: Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Coordinator
For Immediate Release
February 13, 2007

Casey named 2007 ACRL DLS Haworth Press Distance Learning

Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO - Anne Marie Casey, associate dean of libraries at Central Michigan University (CMU), has been named the 2007 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS) Haworth Press Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award. This annual award honors an ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of, distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

“Anne Marie Casey has a long and distinguished record of service in the Distance Learning Section and in off-campus librarianship,” said Connie Hildebrand, chair of the DLS award committee. “Her professional activities show an outstanding contribution to this field.”

Casey’s numerous DLS activities include serving as chair from 2001-02, having multiple appointments as member and chair of the Social Events Planning Committee from 2003-08, and as secretary/archivist from 1995-97. She currently serves on the Michigan Library Association (MLA) Board of Directors and was Member-at Large of MLA from 2003-05. Casey was vice-chair/chair of the ACRL Louisiana Chapter from 1983-84.

Prior to becoming associate dean of libraries at CMU, Casey served as CMU director of Off-Campus Library Services and coordinator for Librarian Services / Off-Campus Librarian from 1991-99.

Casey received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in 1977, and earned her M.A. from the Catholic University of America in 1979. She received her A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan in 1981.

The Haworth Press, Inc., sponsor of the award, will present the $1,200 award and plaque at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington D.C. during the DLS program on Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.