First Step Award to Paula Webb

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

First Step Award to Paula Webb

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce that Paula Webb, serials/interlibrary loan librarian at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., is the recipient of the 2007 First Step Award-A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Serials Section.

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.

Webb began her current position in 2003 and has since demonstrated her commitment to serials work and continued professional development through her scholarship – including an article in College and Research Libraries News and a forthcoming article in College and Undergraduate Libraries – as well as participation in state and national professional groups and membership in associations. Webb expressed a desire to broaden her horizons through participation in the ALA at the national level, where she can network with other colleagues who work with serials.

Webb graduated from Judson College with a bachelor’s in English. She earned her master’s in library science from the University of Alabama in 2002.

John Wiley & Sons sponsors this $1,500 grant which offers librarians new to the serials field an opportunity to broaden their perspective by attending an ALA Annual Conference and by encouraging professional growth through participation in ALCTS Serials Section activities.

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.