Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Firs Step. The award is presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS and honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for this award, please contact the chair of the award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

First Step Award

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section presents the award, a 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 Continuing Resources Section activities.  ALCTS members with five or less years of professional experience in the continuing resources field are eligible. The award consists of $1,500, donated by Wiley, and is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: commitment to professional development in the continuing resources field as shown 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 continuing resources related work; personal professional development; financial need; two letters of reference; and a vita.

Send nominations to: Debra Spidal, chair, First Step Jury

Visit the First Step Award page for more information.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery and preservation of library collections. 



Jessie L. Copeland

Head, Electronic & Continuing Resources

Woodruff Library

Emory University

540 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322



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