*Jill Emery Wins Esther J. Piercy Award*
Jill Emery, Director of the Electronic Resources Program at the
University of Houston
Libraries, is the 2006 recipient of the Esther J. Piercy Award for her
success in the world
of serials librarianship, especially her knowledge of electronic
resources licensing and
pricing models. Emery shaped how libraries use and acquire electronic
and influenced the development of new and improved products and services
her expertise with colleagues, publishers, and vendors.
Very active professionally, Emery was elected Chair Elect of the Serials
Round Table of
the Texas Library Association in her second year out of library school.
serves on three publisher advisory boards as well as two elected
national offices, Chair of
the ALCTS Serials Section and a Board Member-at-Large of NASIG.
/acknowledged her achievements in naming her one of 50 Movers and
Shakers for 2004.
Emery has a BA in Literature from Texas A&M University at College
Station and an
MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Esther J. Piercy Award, established by ALCTS in 1968 in memory of
Percy, the editor of /Journal of Cataloging and Classification/ from
1950 to 1956 and of
/Library Resources & Technical Services/ from 1957 to 1967, is given to
contribution to those areas of librarianship included in library
collections and technical
services by a librarian with not more than ten years of professional
experience who has
shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.
receives a $1500 grant donated by YBP, Inc. and a citation in
recognition of his/her
The award jury consisted of chair Larry Heiman, Karen Brown, Julie
Moore, John Radencich,
and Bonnie Tijerina.