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Esther Piercy Award announcement Eleanor Cook 03 Mar 2008 23:26 UTC

For Immediate Release Contact: Charles Wilt

February 19, 2008 Executive Director, ALCTS

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    Daisy Waters wins Esther J. Piercy Award

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
(ALCTS) is pleased to announce Daisy P. Waters, assistant acquisitions
librarian for Electronic Resources,* *Lockwood Library, State University
of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., as the winner of the 2008 Esther
J. Piercy Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 29, at the
ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2008 American Library Association (ALA)
meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Waters embodies the qualities of leadership and participation that the
award is intended to recognize, encourage and reward. In the six years
since receiving her MLS degree, Waters has progressed quickly and
impressively in her professional activities. Most notably, she has
served in major leadership positions within the Serials (now Continuing
Resources) Section of ALCTS and has participated widely in a number of
other professional organizations at the local, state, regional and
national level. She was also an ALA Spectrum Initiative Scholarship
recipient in 1999, which led to an opportunity to serve as author and
researcher for a significant national research study published by the
ALA Office of Diversity: “Bridging Boundaries to Create a New Workforce:
A Survey of Spectrum Scholarship Recipients, 1998-2003.” She also has a
number of other scholarly publications to her credit. Daisy Waters
embodies the very best qualities that today’s library professional needs
to be successful.

The Esther J. Piercy Award was established by ALCTS in 1968 in memory of
Esther J. Piercy, the editor of /Journal of Cataloging and
Classification/ from 1950 to 1956 and of /Library Resources & Technical
Services/ from 1957 to 1967. It is given to recognize the contributions
to those areas of librarianship included in library collections and
technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of
professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing
contribution and leadership. The recipient receives a $1,500 grant
donated by YBP, Inc. and a citation in recognition of his/her

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is
the national association for information providers who work in
collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging,
collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital
and print formats.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

Eleanor I. Cook
Professor - Serials/Acquisitions transitioning to
Intellectual Property & Copyright
Belk Library, ASU Box 32026
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608-2026
828-262-2773 (fax)

AND --- Chair of the Piercy Award Jury, 2007/08