UIUC’s Carlstone Wins ALCTS First Step Award

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

February 19, 2017

(via the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Jamie Carlstone, e-serials bibliographic control specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the recipient of the 2017 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant, presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS). The award will be presented on Saturday, June 24, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Carlstone began her professional career as e-serials bibliographic control specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in November, 2015. Prior to her professional position, Carlstone served as continuing-resources orders and cataloging supervisor at the University of Chicago where she also served as circulation services supervisor. Prior to the University of Chicago, Carlstone worked at the Center for Research Libraries as the JSTOR print archives assistant. In her current position, she is primarily responsible for the cataloging and maintenance of her library’s electronic serials records, and she has led an initiative to improve the quality of batch-loaded electronic serials records.

Carlstone has actively engaged in professional development activities through memberships in ALA, ALCTS, CRS, and NASIG. She was previously the recipient of the Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship, and she has attended relevant workshops, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s “Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager and the ACRL Immersion: Instruction” course. She has also presented at meetings and is actively involved in research. The award jury is confident that her receipt of the 2017 First Step Award will further her professional development and strengthen her involvement with ALCTS and CRS.

Carlstone graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and American studies and subsequently earned a Master of Arts in early modern history from the University of Durham. She graduated from Dominican University with a Master of Library and Information Science in May of 2015.

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