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For Immediate Release
Charlotte Johnson, former Associate Professor of Library and Information Services at the Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the 2012 recipient of the Illinois Library Association Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award.
The award, presented by the ILA Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Forum, recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. The award is sponsored by the CARLI.
Charlotte Johnson has been a leader in promoting and developing eBook and electronic services in academic libraries. Her concerns and activities have centered on student accessibility, collection development, and library services with eBooks and other electronic sources. She has planned and implemented many successful projects at the Lovejoy Library at SIUE that have enhanced the collections and services offered to the students and faculty.
Charlotte has shared her knowledge and has been a strong proponent of electronic collections and services through the authorship of numerous journal articles and monographs, creation of exhibitions, speaking at professional conferences and workshops, etc. throughout the country. She has also been an active member of the Illinois Library Association, American Library Association, American Association of University Professors, and other state, national, and regional professional organizations. Also with dedication to the local community and to SIUE she has been active with local arts organizations and has served on university committees and task forces including an elective position on the Faculty Senate.
Charlotte’s professionalism and dedication to the cause of Illinois academic libraries have led her to a strong record of achievement and the distinction of being a leader in the field.
The Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award will be presented at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.
For further information, contact the Illinois Library Association.
IACRL Manager, 2012-2013
Tamara J. Schnell