Lee Logan and Kitty Pope selected as co-recipients of the ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award

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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2007

Lee Logan and Kitty Pope selected as co-recipients of the ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award

CHICAGO —Lee A. Logan, director of Consulting and Continuing Education, and Kitty Pope, executive director, of the Alliance Library System, in East Peoria (Ill.), are the 2007 co-recipients of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Leadership Achievement Award presented by the ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The ASCLA Leadership Achievement Award is a citation presented to recognize leadership and achievement in consulting, multi-type library cooperation and state library development. The award recognizes sustained activity that has been characterized by professional growth and effectiveness and has enhanced the status of these areas of activity.

Logan and Pope developed the Multi-type Consultant Certification Program (MCCP) two years ago at the Alliance Library System to train new multi-type library system consultants. It is an action-oriented and practical approach to learning the ropes of consultancy in eight critical skill sets.

“Kitty Pope and Lee Logan are forging new pathways in preparing multi-type library systems consultants to meet the needs of member libraries,” said Ruth O’Donnell, ASCLA awards committee chair. “They developed a national model, the Multi-type Consultant Certification Program, for the Alliance Library System that helps librarians new to consulting to successfully serve the Systems 259 libraries.”

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.