2018 ALCTS Awards Ceremony

The ALCTS Awards Ceremony took place at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Mary Beth Thomson, ALCTS President, presided.

The reception that followed was sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

Writing & Publishing

ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

Award Recipient: Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat for their monograph Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management, Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2017.

Award Sponsor: ALCTS

ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Heath Martin (award jury), Kristin Martin (on behalf of recipient Alan Nuth), Kelly Marie Blanchat, and Mary Beth Thomson.

Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

Award Recipient: Deborah B. Henry and Tina M. Neville for their article “Repositories at Master’s Institutions: A Census and Analysis,” volume 61, number 3 (July 2017): 124–33.

Award Sponsor: ALCTS

Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Mary Beth Weber (LRTS editor), Tina M. Neville, Mary Beth Thomson, Kristin Martin (on behalf of the award jury).

Innovation

ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation

Award Recipient: Big Ten Academic Alliance Cooperative Cataloging Partnership (BTAA CCP)

Award Sponsor: ALCTS

ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Four Big Ten Academic Alliance Cooperative Cataloging Partnership members—Mary Beth Weber, Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Ellen K.W. Mueller, and Michael Cohen—Mary Beth Thomson, and Cynthia Whitacre (award jury).

ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation

Award Recipient: Joanna Voss

Award Sponsor: ProQuest

ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Jane Burke (ProQuest), Robin Champieux (Collection Management Section chair), Joanna Voss, Jennifer Peters (award jury), and Mary Beth Thomson.

Professional Achievement

Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

Award Recipient: Mary Case

Award Sponsor: EBSCO

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Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award

Award Recipient: Nancy Kraft

Award Sponsor: Preservation Technologies, L.P.

Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Ian Bogus (Preservation and Reformatting Section chair), Nancy E. Kraft, Robert Strauss (Preservation Technologies), and Mary Beth Thomson.

George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award

Award Recipient: Sandra “Sandy” Nyberg

Award Sponsor: Hollinger Metal Edge

George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Ian Bogus (Preservation and Reformatting Section chair), Sandy Nyberg, Beth Doyle (on behalf of Hollinger Metal Edge), Nancy Kraft (award jury), and Mary Beth Thomson.

Margaret Mann Citation

Award Recipient: Bruce Johnson

Award Sponsor: OCLC, Inc.

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Esther J. Piercy Award

Award Recipient: Alison M. Armstrong

Award Sponsor: GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Esther J. Piercy Award recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Mark Kendall (GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO), Alison Armstrong, and Mary Beth Thomson.

Award Recipient: Lauren Corbett

Award Sponsor: HARRASSOWITZ

HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Xan Arch (Acquisitions Section chair), Lauren Corbett, Friedemann Weigel (HARRASSOWITZ), Michael Arthur (award jury), and Mary Beth Thomson.

Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award

Award Recipient: Susan Davis

Award Sponsor: ProQuest

Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Jane Burke (ProQuest), Susan Davis, Anne Mitchell (Continuing Resource Section chair), Mira Greene (award jury), and Mary Beth Thomson.

ALCTS Presidential Citations

Three ALCTS members were honored with Presidential Citations:

  • Kathy Glennan for her outstanding leadership as a two-term ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) and as chair-elect of that committee and her contributions to the development of a new RDA governance model and the establishment of North American RDA Committee (NARDAC).
  • Harriet Wintermute for her exceptional leadership and service over the course of four years on the ALCTS Fundraising Committee.
  • Susan Wynne for her extraordinary service and outstanding leadership as a two-term chair of the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS).
ALCTS Presidential Citations recipients, sponsor, and presenter
Mary Beth Thomson (ALCTS president), Kathy Glennan, Harriet Wintermute, Susan Wynne, Kristin Martin (ALCTS president-elect), and Vicki Sipe (ALCTS past-president).

ALCTS Honors

Andrew Hart and Deborah Ryszka received 2018 ALCTS Honors.

ALCTS Honors recipients, sponsor, and presenter
Mary Beth Thomson (ALCTS president), Ian Bogus (on behalf of recipient Andrew Hart), Deborah Ryszka, Vicki Sipe (ALCTS past-president), Kristin Martin (ALCTS president-elect).

Achievement for Newer Professionals

First Step Award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant

Award Recipient: Natascha Owens

Award Sponsor: Wiley

First Step Award (a Wiley Professional Development Grant) recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Matthew Ragucci (Wiley), Natascha Owens, Anne Mitchell (Continuing Resources Section chair), Carol Hanan (award jury), and Mary Beth Thomson.

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

Award Recipient: Juán-Pabló González

Award Sponsor: Library Binding Council

Jan Merrill-Oldhan Professional Development Grant recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Ian Bogus (Preservation and Reformatting Section chair), Juán-Pabló González, Matt Baehr (on behalf of the Library Binding Bouncil), Beth Doyle (award jury), and Mary Beth Thomson.

Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant

Award Recipient: Treshani Perera

Award Sponsor: Netanel Ganin

Lois Mai Chain Professional Development Grant recipient, sponsor, and presenter
Susan Wynne (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section chair), Treshani Perera, Mary Beth Thomson, and Jeanette Ho (award jury).

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