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Nominations sought for 2007 ALCTS award...

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 Association for

Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards. ALCTS presents

10 awards to honor individuals whose work represents the finest

achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and

service in the field of library collections and technical services and

to support travel for library support staff to attend the American

Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the

awards, contact the chair of that award committee. The deadline for

nominations and supporting materials is December 1, 2006.


ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and

encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of

acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library

materials. It recognizes a demonstrated benefit from actions, services,

or products that improve and benefit providing and managing library

collections. The citation may be presented to two or more individuals

or groups who have participated jointly in an appropriate achievement.

Accomplishments that expose problems may be as valuable as successes.

The citation will be presented in a year when an achievement of merit

has occurred. Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library

personnel and other individuals or groups such as: publishers, vendors,

cultural organizations, government agencies, philanthropic


and the like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate

advancement in collection management or technical services working


Send nominations, along with written justification for the


in terms of demonstrated outcomes in work achieved through actions,

services, or products; how the achievement contributed to the


of needs in the work of collection management or technical services and

any other factors relevant to the merit of the achievement and two

letters of recommendation to Lauren Corbett, Citation Jury chair,

* CSA/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award: Presented by the ALCTS

Serials Section, the award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by

CSA. The awards are given for distinguished contributions to serials

librarianship, including such activities as leadership in


activities through participation in professional associations and/or

library education programs; contributions to the body of serials

literature; conduct of research in the area of serials; development of

tools or methods to enhance access to or management of serials; and


advances leading to a better understanding of the field of serials.

Send nominations to: Mary Page, chair, CSA Jury,

* First Step Award: The ALCTS Serials Section presents the award,


Wiley Professional Development Grant. The award provides librarians who

are new to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their

perspectives and encourages professional development and participation

at American Library Association (ALA) conferences and Serials Section

activities. All ALA members with five or less years' professional

experience in the serials field, who have not previously attended an ALA

Annual Conference, are eligible. The award consists of $1,500, donated

by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and is applicable toward round trip

transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants


apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: commitment to

professional development in the serials field as evidenced by

participation in continuing education activities, workshops and previous

participation in professional activities; candidate's written

justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in

serials related work; personal professional development; financial need;

two letters of reference; and a vita.

Send nominations to: Clinton Chamberlain, chair, First Step


* Margaret Mann Citation: This award is presented to a cataloger


classifier for outstanding professional achievement in the areas of

cataloging or classification through publication, participation in

professional cataloging associations, or valuable contributions to

practice in individual libraries. The Cataloging and Classification

Section administers the award, a citation and $2,000 to the library


of the winner's choice, which is donated by OCLC, Inc. The Mann Citation

committee bases its selection on nominations made by members of the

profession or friends of the profession. Anyone with a worthy candidate

is urged to nominate that person. Achievements to be considered include:

notable publications; outstanding contribution to the activities of

professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution to the

technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the

introduction of a new technique of recognized importance; and


contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification.

Send nominations to: Matthew Beacom, chair, Mann Citation Jury,

* Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award: Presented by the ALCTS

Acquisitions Section for contributions by and outstanding leadership of

an individual to the field of acquisitions librarianship, the award

consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by Harrassowitz. Winners will

be chosen based on: demonstrated leadership which has contributed

significantly to improvements in acquisitions and achievement in the

field of acquisitions through contributions to professional


literature, the education of acquisitions professionals and the

advancement of the profession.

Send nominations to: Michele Crump, chair, Leadership Jury,

* Esther J. Piercy Award: The award, a $1,500 grant and citation

donated by YBP, Inc., recognizes contributions to library collections


technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of

professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing

contribution and leadership. Winners will be chosen based on

accomplishments related to technical services and resources in such


as: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional


national level; contributions to the development, application or

utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines;

significant contribution to professional literature; and conduct of

studies or research in the technical services.

Send nominations including, a statement giving the reasons for

nomination and the date your nominee entered his or her first


position, with a resume or narrative career outline to: John Radencich,

chair, Piercy Jury,

* Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award: The award was

established to honor the memory of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early

leaders in library preservation. The award, $1,500 and a citation,

sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., is given to a professional

preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation

and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials. Winners will

be chosen based on: leadership in professional associations at local,

state, regional or national levels; contributions to the development,

application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and

routines; significant contribution to professional literature; evidence

of studies or research in preservation; and training and mentoring in


field of preservation.

Send nominations, a formal statement of nomination that provides


strong rationale for the nomination by addressing how the nominee meets

the criteria for the award, letters of support for the nomination, and a

complete resume for the nominee to:

Yvonne Carignan, chair, Banks/Harris Jury,

* Blackwell's Scholarship Award: The award honors an author or a


of authors who have written an outstanding monograph, article or


paper in the field of acquisitions, collection development or related

areas of resource development in libraries. Blackwell's will donate a

$2,000 scholarship to the United States or Canadian library school of


winning author's choice. The scholarship will be given to a student

concentrating in the acquisitions or collection development areas.

Publications from 2006 are eligible. Reprints of earlier publications

will not be accepted. The evaluation criteria include: intellectual

content; practical value; theoretical value; scholarship; presentation;

and style.

Send nominations, along with a statement giving the full

bibliographic citation of the article, book or paper being nominated and

reasons for the nomination to: Lisa German, chair, Blackwell Jury,

* Best of LRTS Award: The award is given to the author(s) of the


paper published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the

official journal of ALCTS. The winner will receive a citation and $250

from ALCTS. Papers published in volume 50 (2006) are eligible for

consideration, with the exception of official reports and documents,

obituaries, letters to the editor and biographies of award winners.


paper will be judged on the following points: content with a significant

contribution about one or more issues addressed by ALCTS and its


statements in the paper are adequately supported by accurate data and/or

documentation; and clear and readable writing style.

Send nominations, along with the title of the paper being


and the reasons for the nomination to: Michele Crump, chair, Best of



* Sage Library Support Staff Travel Grants. The Travel Grants

(six to

be awarded) make it possible for library support staff to attend the

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference to be held in the

summer of 2007 in Washington, DC. Sage Publications donates six grants


up to $1,000 to cover the expense of attending the conference, including

airfare, three nights lodging, and conference registration, for each

recipient. Library Support Staff who currently are employed in a full


support staff position, have a minimum of three years of experience in


area of technical services (acquisitions, cataloging, collection


management, preservation of library materials, serials), and have not

previously attended an ALA annual conference are eligible for the


Successful candidates will be required to submit a brief report


their experiences at the annual conference. This report will be


in the post-conference issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online and also


be shared with the sponsor.

To apply, send a letter addressing the application criteria,


resume and a short statement (ca. 250 words) outlining why attending the

2007 ALA Annual Conference would be beneficial. A letter of support from


applicant's supervisor, indicating the employer's support for the

application also is required. Applications and the supervisor's letter


be submitted in electronic format, with all parts emailed as Word

attachments. Please send all documents to: Sarah Morris, Sage Jury, For questions, please contact Rhonda Marker,

chair, Sage Jury,

For additional information on the ALCTS awards, visit the ALCTS


site at ALCTS is a division of the American

Library Association (ALA).

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