Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award presented to Trisha Davis

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS




For Immediate Release

February 24, 2009

CHICAGO—The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Trisha Davis, associate professor and head of the Serials, Electronic Resources and Rights Management Department at the Ohio State University Libraries, to receive the 2009 Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, July 12, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.

The Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award, sponsored annually by Harrassowitz, is given to a librarian to recognize contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of acquisitions and includes a $1,500 gift.Â

Davis has a particularly strong record of dedicated service to the profession and has served in a number of positions at The Ohio State University libraries since she began her career there in 1990. She brings a global perspective to her work in the areas of electronic resources and had demonstrated leadership in developing many courses, workshops, articles and presentations about electronic resources and licensing.

She has had a long and distinguished career. Â Currently, she leads a department which acquires and manages electronic resources, digitizes reserve materials for the course management systems and digitizes content for the institutional repository. She also conducts copyright awareness workshops and provides rights clearance and management assistance to the campus community.

Davis has been associated with The College of Wooster, Ohio Wesleyan University, Kent State University and Ohio Dominican College and has been a manager at OCLC in its technical services section. A recognized expert in the field of licensing, Davis has presented many papers at ALA, the Association of Research Libraries and the Ohio Library System on her areas of expertise and was instrumental in creating the ALCTS web course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions.

A previous recipient of the Bowker/Ulrich’s Serials Librarian Award in 2000 and, in 2002, the recipient of an ALA ALCTS Presidential Citation, she has been active in ALCTS, recently serving as chair of the Acquisition Section of ALCTS, and as a member of the ALCTS Board of Directors. She has served on editorial boards for professional journals in Acquisitions and Serials and has authored many articles of related topics.

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.