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Innovative librarians receive awards sponsored by OCLC

Press Release: OCLC [July 2, 2013]

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Abstract: OCLC recognized several librarians for innovation and creativity during the OCLC President’s Luncheon, July 1, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


DUBLIN, Ohio, July 2, 2013. OCLC recognized several librarians for innovation and creativity during the OCLC President's Luncheon, July 1, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The OCLC cooperative invests in programs that advance librarianship and recognizes that librarians must continue to develop their skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a demanding library environment in a rapidly changing information age. Through a series of annual awards, scholarships and fellowships, the cooperative provides financial support for those beginning their library careers and for established library leaders who excel in their profession.

Sandy Yee, Chair, OCLC Board of Trustees, and Dean, Wayne State University Libraries and School of Library and Information Science, announced the following 2013 awards and recognized the award recipients:

  • OCLC/LITA Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
    Lisa Lynn Tyler, University of Washington
  • Margaret Mann Citation
    Judith A. Kuhagen, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress (retired)
  • John Ames Humphry/OCLC Forest Press Award for International Librarianship
    Susan Schnuer, Coordinator, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • American Library Association's Melvil Dewey Medal
    Beacher J.E. Wiggins, Director, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress
  • Virginia Boucher—OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian
  • Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology
    Barbara Tillett, Chair, Joint Steering Committee for RDA

More information about OCLC annual awards and scholarships can be found at www.oclc.org/community/careerdevelopment.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:July 2, 2013
Publisher:OCLC
Company: OCLC
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Last Update:2013-07-03 11:01:24
Date Created:2013-07-03 10:58:46