Nominations sought for Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Virginia Taffurelli 26 Sep 2008 20:18 UTC

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For Immediate Release                           Contact: Charles Wilt
September 16, 2008                                    Executive Director,

ALCTS 2009 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

   CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Association for

Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime

Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations and supporting materials

is December 1, 2008.

   The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the contribution

of a library leader who has demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and

its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification,

collection management and development, preservation and reformatting, and

continuing resources).  Selection of the winner is based on the person's

accomplishments, as they relate to leadership including, but not limited

to:  recognized leadership in professional associations at local, state,

regional or national level, with emphasis on ALCTS; acknowledged leader in

and by the library community-at-large; significant contribution to

professional literature; exemplary research in ALCTS areas; or recognition

of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc.  The award winner receives a

citation honoring his/her contributions and a stipend of $3,000 generously

donated by EBSCO.  Nominees must be ALCTS members.  Self-nominations will

not be accepted.

   If you are interested in nominating a candidate, send nominations,

including, name, address, phone number and e-mail address of nominee and

nominating party; a formal statement of nomination, with a rationale for

the nomination; a resume, vita or extensive narrative career outline upon

which the award jury can base its determinations; and letters of

endorsement to:  Ann Swartzell, chair, Ross Atkinson Award Jury,