Thomas Sanville awarded ASCLA Professional Achievement Award

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For Immediate Release
March 12, 2007

Thomas Sanville awarded ASCLA Professional Achievement Award

CHICAGO —Thomas J. Sanville, executive director, OhioLINK, Columbus, is the 2007 recipient of the ASCLA Professional Achievement Award presented by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The ASCLA Professional Achievement Award is a citation presented to one or more ASCLA members for professional achievement within the areas of consulting, networking, statewide service and programs.

“Tom Sanville has made many important contributions to library resource sharing among academic libraries in Ohio during his 14 years as executive director of OhioLINK,” said Ruth O’Donnell, award committee chair. “He also led the way for the partnership that created Libraries Connect Ohio, connecting other library type and academic library databases to bring Ohio resource sharing even further forward.”

“Tom has been active on the international stage, too, as one of the founders of the International Coalition of Library Consortia. His work on affordability of access to electronic databases has been groundbreaking, showing us all that librarians can successfully negotiate with vendors. His has been a long career with significant impact on library service and he is very deserving of the ASCLA Professional Achievement Award.

The award will be presented during the ASCLA President’s Program, “Is Your Information Technology Accessible? Section 508 and Libraries,” on June 24, 2007, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.