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Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
I was honored to receive the "LITA LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science" for 2010. The award was presented at the recent American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
Thanks to all of my colleagues that came to share the moment with me at the awards reception and especially to all those involved in the nomination, letters of support, and participated in the award committee. Special thanks to the Library Information Technology Association and Emerald Group, publisher of Library Hi Tech, which co-sponsor the award.
Library Technology Guides was cited as one of the main accomplishments of the award. The creation and upkeep of this site has been one of my most fulfilling professional projects. I'm delighted that it has garnered recognition as a contribution to the profession. I hope to find ways to continue to improve and expand the site as a useful service to everyone that has a stake in library technology.
The award was inscribed as follows:
LITA/Library Hi Tech Award
for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science
In his roles as editor, columnist, and “Trendster”, Marshall Breeding is recognized worldwide as an expert on libraries and automation technology. He is the Director for Innovative Technologies and Research at Vanderbilt University and is the Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. He serves as the Contributing Editor for ALA’s Smart Libraries Newsletter and authors the regular “Automation System Marketplace” feature in Library Journal. In addition to his research and shorter writings, Marshall has written eight issues of Library Technology Reports and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.
Marshall is widely known as the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides. Started back in 1999, this website represents a seminal resource for any professional or student interested in staying informed about developments in library automation and technology. In addition to press releases and trend information, Library Technology Guides includes the lib-web-cats directory of libraries worldwide and the Automation History Chart in Industry News Archive, which together comprehensively document the startups, mergers, and declines of the library automation industry. There is no other library technology resource that can match Library Technology Guides for its breadth, depth, and quality. Marshall’s peers recognize not only his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to express complicated ideas clearly, but they also praise him for his willingness to freely share his knowledge. His incredible professional dedication to documenting the changes in the ILS industry, his intelligent commentary, and his ability to take the long view of trends and technologies will benefit libraries and librarians for years to come.
The Library and Information Technology Association and Emerald, the publisher of Library Hi Tech, are pleased to present the 2010 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award to Marshall Breeding for his outstanding contributions to communication in library technology.
Washington, DC June 27, 2010
Michael Seadle, Editor Library Hi Tech
Aimee Firafek, Chair LITA/Library Hi Tech Award Committee
Michelle L. Frisque, President Library and Information Technology Association
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