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Innovative librarians receive awards sponsored by OCLC


DUBLIN, Ohio, 2 July 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, Associate Director, 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
    Collette Mak, Head, Resource Access and Delivery, University of Notre Dame
  • 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 on the OCLC website.

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