Julia Blixrud receives CSA/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS
For Immediate Release
March 6, 2007

Julia Blixrud receives CSA/Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that Julia Blixrud, the Association of Research Libraries, is the winner of the 2007 CSA/Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award.

Blixrud’s contributions have influenced virtually every aspect of serials work from cataloging to publishing to access. This award for distinguished contributions to serials consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by CSA.

The award will be presented on Sunday, June 24, 2007, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2007 American Library Association (ALA) meeting in Washington, DC.

Early in her career, Blixrud was project manager for CONSER’s A&I Coverage Project, which enriched the emerging serials record database with essential abstracting and indexing information. At this time, serials were primarily in print format, and the CONSER A&I project created essential access points to the growing body of scholarly publications. In recent years, Blixrud has been a catalyst in scholarly publishing’s digital revolution, as a key developer and proponent of both SPARC and BioOne. From print to online, from punch cards to digitization, Julia Blixrud has been at the forefront of developments in serials work and scholarly communication.

With more than 70 publications and a record of presentations in virtually every state of the union and internationally, Blixrud’s contributions to the advancement of serials librarianship are unparalleled. She has labored tirelessly in her outreach efforts within the library and academic communities to broaden understanding of the complex economic and political issues in scholarly publishing. Only an exceptionally skilled individual could spearhead fundamental change in our system of scholarly publishing. On top of her outstanding credentials and deep knowledge of the issues, Blixrud enjoys an outstanding reputation among her peers.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services. Areas of concentration of ALCTS members include acquisition, cataloging, collection development, preservation, and archiving of all library materials in all formats as well as serial collection management.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.