ALCTS 2009 Serials Awards nominations sought Brenda Battleson 27 Sep 2008 17:51 UTC

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ALCTS 2009 Serials Awards nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Association for Library
Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding
achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing
resources.  The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section
of ALCTS.  One award is presented to honor an individual who shows
outstanding promise in the field of serials and one to honor an
individual whose work represents the finest achievements in research,
collaboration, creative work, leadership and service.
If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of the
awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for
nominations and supporting materials is December 1, 2008.


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 Serials Section
activities.  All ALA members with five or less years' professional
experience in the serials field, who have not previously attended an ALA
Annual Conference, are eligible.  The award consists of $1,500, donated
by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 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 serials field as evidenced 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
serials related work; personal professional development; financial need;
two letters of reference; and a vita.  Send nominations to:  Brenda
Battleson, chair, First Step Jury,


Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award:

Presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, the award consists
of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest.  The award is given for
distinguished contributions to serials librarianship, including such
activities as leadership in serials-related activities through
participation in professional associations and/or library education
programs; contributions to the body of serials literature; conduct of
research in the area of serials; development of tools or methods to
enhance access to or management of serials; and other advances leading
to a better understanding of the field of serials.  Send nominations to:
Adolfo Tarango, chair, Ulrich's Jury,


Brenda L. Battleson
Visiting Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo
Dept. of Library and Info. Studies
522 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020
Ph: (716) 645-2412 x1210