Innovative librarians receive awards sponsored by OCLC

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.

Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library Technology
Barbara Tillett, Chair, Joint Steering Committee for RDA



American Library Association’s Melvil Dewey Medal
Beacher J.E. Wiggins, Director, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress


Margaret Mann Citation
Judith A. Kuhagen, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress (retired)


Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL Librarian Award
Collette Mak, Head, Resource Access and Delivery, University of Notre Dame


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

OCLC/LITA Minority Scholarship

Lisa Lynn Tyler, University of Washington


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‘Digital natives’ are still bound to printed media

Among the findings from the report, Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations:

  • Online: Almost all those in the 16–29 age group are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries’ computer and Internet connections, access library websites and use a library’s research databases.
  • On paper: However, younger Americans are also more likely than older adults to have read a printed book in the past year: 75 percent of younger Americans have done so, compared with 64 percent of older adults.

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This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with U.S. library consortia in 2012 to learn about the demographic make-up of their groups, their strategic initiatives, their groups’ challenges and top methods for communicating with their members.

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Walk This Way report details steps for transferring born-digital content from readable media

Written by OCLC Research Diversity Fellow Julianna Barrera-Gomez and Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway, Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house presents the assembled wisdom of experienced practitioners to help those with less experience make appropriate choices in gaining control of born-digital content.

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OCLC member libraries around the world:

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany
OCLC symbol: DEABK

University of Otago Law Library
Dunedin, New Zealand
OCLC symbol: NDZUL

Eagle High School
Eagle, Idaho, USA
OCLC symbol: IDEGE

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