The ALCTS Awards Ceremony took place at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Kristin Martin, ALCTS President, presided. The reception that followed was sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.
Writing & Publishing
ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award
Sponsored by ALCTS, the Outstanding Publication Award honors the author(s) of the year’s outstanding monograph, article, or original paper in the field of technical services. This year’s recipient is Trevor Owens for the monograph The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.
Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award
Sponsored by ALCTS, the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in ALCTS’ official journal, Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS). This year’s recipients are Amy Jankowski, Anne Schultz, and Laura Soito for their article “Motley Crew: Collaboration Across an Academic Library to Revive an Orphaned Collection,” Library Resources & Technical Services, July 2018, 62(3): 114–126.
ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation
Sponsored by ALCTS, the Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation, or archiving of library materials. This year’s recipient is Collaboration Across Borders: Opening Access to Holdings of the National Library of Cuba.
ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation
Sponsored by ProQuest, the Coutts Award for Innovation is awarded by the ALCTS Collection Management Section (CMS) and recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice. This year’s recipient is Maria Savova.
Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award
Jointly sponsored by ALCTS, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of an academic librarian who has worked in the areas of library automation or library management and has made contributions toward library services, research, and development through risk taking. This year’s recipient is John Price Wilkin.
Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by EBSCO, the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the contribution of a library leader through exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest. This year’s recipient is Stephen Bosch.
Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award
Sponsored by Preservation Technologies, the Banks-Harris Preservation Award recognizes the leadership of a professional preservation specialist. This year’s recipient is Paula De Stefano.
George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award
Sponsored by Hollinger Metal Edge, the Cunha-Swartzburg Preservation Award recognizes individuals or groups that foster collaboration for preservation goals. This year’s recipient is the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) project team, composed of Susan Stearns, Sara Amato, Mei Mendez, and Matthew Revitt.
Margaret Mann Citation
Sponsored by OCLC, the Margaret Mann Citation is awarded by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) for outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification either through publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional cataloging associations, or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries. This year’s recipient is Terry Reese, Jr.
Esther J. Piercy Award
Sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, the Esther J. Piercy Award recognizes contributions to technical services by a librarian with not more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. This year’s recipient is Casey Mullin.
HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions
Sponsored by HARRASSOWITZ, the Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions recognizes contributions by and outstanding leadership of an individual to the field of acquisitions librarianship. This year’s recipient is Siôn Romaine.
Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award
Sponsored by ProQuest, Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award recognizes distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. This year’s recipient is Ed Jones.
ALCTS Presidential Citations
ALCTS Presidential Citations honor ALCTS members who make significant contributions to the association and to the profession but whose accomplishments do not fall within the criteria for ALCTS’ other awards. This year ALCTS President Kristin Martin recognized Miranda Bennett for her outstanding leadership and service in the area of budget and finance and Julie Mosbo for her outstanding leadership and service within the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS).
ALCTS Honors are given by the ALCTS Board of Directors for outstanding contributions at all levels within ALCTS, stellar dedication to service, uncompromising commitment to excellence, willingness to accept challenges, and a sustained and exemplary record of moving ALCTS forward. This year the Board recognized Janet Morrow and Mary Page.
Achievement for Newer Professionals
First Step Award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant
Sponsored by Wiley, the First Step Award is awarded by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS) and provides library workers new to the continuing resources field with the opportunity to attend the ALA Annual Conference. This year’s recipient was Ilda M. Cardenas.
Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant
Sponsored by the Library Binding Council, the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is awarded by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) and provides library workers new to the preservation field with the opportunity to attend the ALA Annual Conference. This year’s recipient was Shelby Strommer.
Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant
Sponsored by Netanel Ganin, the Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant is awarded by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) and provides library workers from under-represented groups new to the metadata field with the opportunity to attend the ALA Annual Conference. This year’s recipient is Dr. Ruth Baker-Gardner.