Daisy Waters wins Esther J. Piercy Award

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS

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For Immediate Release,

February 19, 2008

Daisy Waters wins Esther J. Piercy Award

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce Daisy P. Waters, assistant acquisitions librarian for Electronic Resources, Lockwood Library, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., as the winner of the 2008 Esther J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 29, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Waters embodies the qualities of leadership and participation that the award is intended to recognize, encourage and reward. In the six years since receiving her MLS degree, Waters has progressed quickly and impressively in her professional activities. Most notably, she has served in major leadership positions within the Serials (now Continuing Resources) Section of ALCTS and has participated widely in a number of other professional organizations at the local, state, regional and national level. She was also an ALA Spectrum Initiative Scholarship recipient in 1999, which led to an opportunity to serve as author and researcher for a significant national research study published by the ALA Office of Diversity: “Bridging Boundaries to Create a New Workforce: A Survey of Spectrum Scholarship Recipients, 1998-2003.” She also has a number of other scholarly publications to her credit. Daisy Waters embodies the very best qualities that today's library professional needs to be successful.

The Esther J. Piercy Award was established by ALCTS in 1968 in memory of Esther J. Piercy, the editor of
Journal of Cataloging and Classification from 1950 to 1956 and of
Library Resources & Technical Services from 1957 to 1967. It is given to recognize the contributions to those areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. The recipient receives a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc. and a citation in recognition of his/her accomplishments.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.