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CSA/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award for 2006 Geller, Marilyn 17 Feb 2006 14:39 UTC

Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President, Elsevier has been awarded the 2006
CSA/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award (formerly Bowker/Ulrich's
Serials Librarianship Award), recognizing her leadership in the
collaborative development of the electronic delivery of scholarly

Ms. Hunter's colleagues in libraries and in publishing organizations
describe her as a "thought-leader" and "innovator" with concerns that go
"beyond any interests she may have as an employee of a single publishing
company."  A dedicated explorer of the yields of electronic delivery,
she has spearheaded many important research initiatives that influenced
the thinking of an entire professional community. Two key collaborative
projects were TULIP (The University Licensing Program) (1991 to 1995)
which involved nine major research universities in the United States and
other partners and its successor PEAK (Pricing Electronic Access to
Knowledge), a collaboration with the University of Michigan and other
partners.  She actively champions a range of projects addressing the
challenge of archiving digital information and orchestrated Elsevier's
project planning effort in its collaborative work with Yale University
Library on the 2001 Andrew W. Mellon Grant, "Archiving Electronic
Journals".  These projects were characterized by the open sharing of
research findings. Ms. Hunter was an early supporter of the Coalition
for Networked Information and CrossRef.  Her ability to represent the
views of the library world to the publishing world and the views of
publishers to librarians during her 30 year career continues to have a
profound and positive influence within our industry.

Electronic journals as we know them today, and indeed, the electronic
delivery of scholarly communication has been shaped by Ms Hunter's
thoughts and deeds.  Ms Hunter has earned both the respect of librarian
and publisher colleagues and the 2006 CSA/Ulrich's Serials Librarian

Ms. Hunter was a library assistant and librarian at the Cornell
University Libraries before joining Elsevier in 1976.  Her undergraduate
degree is from the College of Wooster and she earned graduate degrees in
history, library science, and business administration from Cornell,
Syracuse and Columbia universities respectively.

This award for distinguished contributions to serials consists of a
citation and $1,500 donated by CSA.

Marilyn Geller
Chair, CSA/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award
Collection Management Librarian
Lesley University Library
30 Mellen Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 349-8859