ETS Achievement Award

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The ETS Achievement Award is given annually to recognize excellence in service to the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS). The ETS Achievement Award is given to an individual who is a current member of ETS, and has been an active member for at least the past year. Nominations of new and newer ETS members are encouraged. The recipient has [1] shown initiative and enthusiasm as a member of ETS and /or [2] demonstrated leadership from within ETS through committee work, contribution to projects, interest group and program proposals, and conference or webinar participation.


To nominate someone, please use the ETS Achievement Award nomination form to send the nominee’s name and contact information as well as a brief statement of why the nominee has met either of the above criteria to the award committee chair.

If you do not have a Google account or do not want to use the Google form please use this form.

Submission Guidelines

Nominees should:

  • Be a current member of ETS
  • Have been an active member of the section for the past year

Submitted information should include:

  • The completed nomination form, or all information requested on the form
  • A brief statement of why the nominee should receive the award
  • Any other appropriate documentation (i.e., current vita or resumé of the nominee, if available)

Submissions should be sent to the committee chair.

Award Recipients

2023: Shannon D. Jones, Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina & Director, Region 2, Network of the National Library of Medicine

2022: Courtney Renee McDonald, User Experience Librarian, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder

2021: Jason Coleman, Head, Library User Services Department, Associate Professor, Kansas State University Libraries

2020: Carmen Cole of Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Learning Innovations, Penn State University

2019: (no award given)

2018: Donna Brearcliffe, Acting Head, Humanities & Social Sciences Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, Library of Congress

2017: Stephanie Graves, Director of Learning & Outreach at Texas A&M University Libraries,

2016: Beth Boatright, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

2015: Debbie Bezanson, George Washington University

2014: Anne Houston, University of Virginia

2013: Nancy A. Cunningham, University of South Florida

2012: Carolyn S. Larson

2011: Linda Keiter

2010: Kathleen Kern

2009: Carole Pilkinton

2008: Mary Popp

2007: Leilani Freund

2006: Doris Ann Sweet

2005: Elliot Kanter

2004: Bill McHugh

2003: Linda Friend

2002: Denise Bennett

2001: Amy Tracy Wells

2000: Nancy Bodner

1999: Kathleen Kluegel

1998: Carol Tobin

1997: Patricia Reisenman, Peter Watson-Boone

1996: Bernie Pasqualini

1995: Pamela Sieving

1994: Andy Hansen, Becki Whitaker