Nominations Sought for 2017 ALCTS Ross Atkinson Award

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

September 17, 2016

(via the American Library Association)

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The 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: recognized leadership in ALCTS; significant contribution to professional literature in ALCTS areas; exemplary research in ALCTS areas; leadership in other professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; acknowledged leader in and by the library community at large; and recognition of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc. The award winner receives a citation honoring her or his contributions and a stipend of $3,000 generously donated by EBSCO. Nominees must be ALCTS members and self-nominations will not be accepted.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate, send a statement–outlining the qualifications of the individual based on the award criteria, and including the contact information for both the nominees and the nominator–to Brian Schottlaender, Chair, Ross Atkinson Award Jury, at The deadline to submit the nomination and all supporting materials is Friday, November 18.

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