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ACRL Award Winners, 1991

By Carolyn DeBonnett

ACRL Program Officer for Membership

Join us in honoring these outstanding individuals.

The Association of College and Research Libraries is pleased to announce the recipients of the 1991 awards. These winners were selected by separate award juries and will be honored at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta. Dates and times for the presentations are noted for each award.

The deadline for most of the 1992 awards is December 1, 1991. Information about nominations and applications for the 1992 awards is available from Carolyn DeRonnett, Program Officer, ACRL/ALA, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433 ext. 2510, or (312) 280- 2510.

Academic or Research Librarian of the Year Award

Rickard De Gennaro,the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College, is the recipient of the ACRL’s $3,000 Academic or Research Librarian of the Year Award. De Gennaro will receive the award immediately following the ACRL President’s Program at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at a reception in his honor during the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta. Baker & Taylor Books donates the cash award and citation.

The award is given annually to recognize an individual who is making an outstanding contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

“In his career as an academic librarian, De Gennaro has been an outstanding administrator, a thoughtful and perceptive writer, a mentor to other librarians, and a leader in professional associations, including ACRL, Association of Research Librar- ies (ARL), and the Library and Information Tech- nology Association (LITA),” said Edward G. Hol- ley, chair of the Academic or Research Librarian of the Year Award Com- mittee.

“As one colleague has described him, ‘His written and spoken re- flections on the past and visions forthe future are the contributions of a library statesman,’ and he truly deserves recog- nition as Academic or Research Librarian of the Year.”

Richard DeGennaro

“A man for all sea- sons,” begins the cita- tion for the award, "his leadership of three major research libraries, of two professional associations, and of numerous com- mittees and boards, has resulted in major advances in changing the shape of library management and the integration of technology into library opera- tions, areas in which he is recognized nationally and internationally as an authority.

“Even more importantly, De Gennaro’s skill as a writer, speaker, and teacher has influenced not only his peers but also a new generation of librarians. As a colleague has noted, ‘his thoughtful observations and questions have refreshed the profession by their cogency, their ability to penetrate below the surface, and their relevance to major issues and trends in academic and research librarianship.’ In a time when there was uncertainty and resistance to the new technological world, De Gennaro's papers and articles made the profession look at libraries in a different way; he also helped us understand that we must be prepared for the fu- ture. He writes for librarians at all levels in all types of libraries”

De Gennaro began his career at Harvard, hold- ing positions of increasing administrative responsi- bility. De Gennaro previously served as director of libraries at the University of Pennsylvania and di- rector of the New York Public Library.

His articles on library management and technol- ogy in Library Journal and American Libraries were among the most influential published during the 1970’s and 1980’s. These and other articles have been collected into a book, Libraries, Tech- nology and the Information Marketplace: Selected Papers, G.K. Hall, 1987.

De Gennaro is a recipient of the Melvil Dewey Medal (1986), and received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the School of the Library Service at Columbia, the R.R. Bowker Memorial Lecture Award (1979), and the Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecturer Award (1983).

Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

Donald E. Riggs,dean of the University Li- brary and Professor of Information and Library Studies at the University of Michigan, is the recipient of the Hugh C. At- kinson Memorial Award. Riggs will re- ceive this award, which carries a cash prize of $2,000 and a citation, during the 1991 ALA Annual Conference in Adanta, at the ALCTS membership meeting, Monday, July 1, at 7:30 a.m.

Donald E. Riggs

“Don Riggs has pro- vided exemplary leader- ship in all areas recog- nized by the Atkinson Award,” said Judith N. Kharbas, chair, Hugh C. Atkinson Mem-orial Award Committee. “He has, in all his positions, taken risks which have led to major improvements in library organization, col- lections, and services. Don Riggs is dedicated to promoting the value of excellent library service. He is one of the profession’s outstanding leaders and achievers.”

The award, established to honor the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modem librarianship, recognizes outstanding accomplishments (including risk taking) by academic librarians related to library automation or library management.

While dean of University Libraries, Arizona State University (1979-90), Riggs accomplish- ments included increasing the size of the collec- tion, implementing an online public access catalog, overseeing several new library building projects, and raising funds.

The author of eight books, Riggs has extensive writing and editing experience. He is president- elect of the OCLC Users Council and has held numerous leadership positions in professional or- ganizations.

The Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award is jointly sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Association for Li- brary Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Administration and Man- agement Association (LAMA), and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), four divisions of the American Library Association. The award is funded by an endowment created by division, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Kamala BALABAMAN,candidate at the Univer- sity of Hawaii, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Communications and Information Science, has been chosen to received the Doctoral Disserta- tion Fellowship. The award, $1,000 and a plaque, is donated by the Institute for Scientific Information and will be presented at the ACRL President’s Program in Atlanta, Monday, July 1, which begins at 2:00 p.m.

Kamala Balaraman

Balaraman’s pro- posed dissertation is en- titled, “Study of Individ- ual Differences in the Use of CD-ROM Databases by Undergraduate Students at the University of Hawaii.” According to Roger Durbin, chair of the award jury, “Ms. Balaraman’s proposal to study users of ĆD-ROMs is an important contribution to academic librarian- ship. Her focus on computer affinity versus com- puter literacy for use in determining user interfaces may provide new insights into computer datafile searching and into methods of bibliographic in- struction. Ms. Balaraman’s research will advance research into ways of creating environments con- ducive to the undergraduate academic process.”

Her professional career includes many years of service as a subject specialist and information scientist with the International Nuclear Information System Group in Bombay, India.

The fellowship is presented annually to a doc- toral student in the field of academic librarianship whose research indicates originality, creativity, and interest in scholarship.

K. G. Saur for Best C&RL Article

“The Electronic Revolution in Libraries: Micro- film Deja Vu?,” an article by susan A. Cady ap- pearing in the July, 1990, issue of College and Research Libraries has been named the winner of the K.G. Saur Award for Best College and Re- search Libraries Article. Cady will receive a $500 award and a plaque, do- nated by publishing company, K.G. Saur, that will be presented at the ACRL President’s Program in Atlanta, Monday, July 1, which begins at 2:00 p.m.

Susan A. Cady

Dan T. Bedsole, library director of Randolph-Macon College, and the chair of the award jury said, “Sketching the interesting history of microfilming and the use of microfilm in libraries, the author draws parallels to the growing use of electronic technologies today. The factors likely to determine the extent to which electronic full-text products will eventually replace microfilm and/or hard copy are considered. The history of microfilm sheds light on how librarians can “avoid costly errors by learning the limitations of the technology and planning for a multiplicity of modes of access and formats.”

Susan Cady is associate director of technical services at Lehigh University. She is active in a number of associations.

The K.G. Saur Award was established to recognize the most outstanding article published in College and Research Libraries during the preceding volume year. The winning article is selected on the basis of originality, timeliness, relevance to ACRL areas of interest, and concern and quality of writing.

Miriam Dudley Bibliographic Instruction Librarian of the Year Award

Cakla Stoffle,deputy director of the University Library at the University of Michigan, has been named the Miriam Dudley Bibliographic Instruction Librarian of the Year. The award, $1,000 and a plaque, is donated by Mountainside Publishing, Ann Arbor, on behalf of its publication, Research Strategies, and is administered by the ACRL Bib- liographic Instruction Section (BIS). Stoffle will receive the award during the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta at the BIS program on Sunday, June 30, at 2:00 p.m.

Carla Stoffle

“Carla Stoffle’s sustained and substantive contributions have influenced the direction and shape of bibliographic instruction in academic institutions across the country,” said Cerise Oberman, chair of the ACRL Miriam Dudley

Bibliographic Instruction Award Committee. “Carla Stoffle embodies the spirit of the Miriam Dudley Award—a spirit of creativity, leadership, and commitment.”

Stoffle has been a leader in user education throughout her various positions at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky. Her current position includes responsibility for the design and implementation of technological and service innovation in support of the intellectual life of the university. Stoffle, a past president of ACRL, currently serves as treasurer and member of the executive board (1988-92) of the ALA.

She is the author of three books, several articles, chapters, and papers, and has participated in several panels and workshops. Stoffle was awarded the Reference Service Press Award (1986) as co-au- thor of the most outstanding article in RQ and was named Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Information Science, University of Kentucky (1989).

The Dudley Award was established to recognize librarians who have made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of bibliographic instruction.

Community College Learning Resources Achievement Awards

Jimmie Anne Nourseand Rudy Widman, of Fort Pierce, Florida, are the recipients of the CJCLS Community College Learning Resources Achievement Award for Program Development.

“Dr. Widman and Ms. Rouse were chosen for this year’s award in recognition of the excellent work they have done on developing their course, “Electronic Access to Information,” as well as for the degree in which their work has integrated the Indian Rivers Learning Resources program into the academic program of the college,” said W. Lee Hisle, chair of the ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section.

Jimmie Anne Nourse

Rudy Widman

“Combined with course objectives of helping students develop sophisticated search strategies to locate information resources for classroom assignments, this course helps make the Indian River Community College Learning Resources program an integral part of the college’s academic program,” he said. The course introduces students to electronic information retrieval systems, including NewsBank, Grolier’s Electronic Encyclopedia, ERIC, and Medline.

Widman is director of learning resources at the Indian River Community College.

Nourse is head of library services at Indian River Community College.

Widman and Nourse, authors of five joint publications, will receive their award at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta during the CJCLS Conference program on June 29, at 8:30 a.m.

James O. Wallace,retired director of Learning Resources at San Antonio College, is the recipient of the CJCLS Community College Learning Re- sources Achievement Award for Leadership.

The award is for Wal- lace’s lifetime dedica- tion to the library profes- sion and to the improve- ment of learning re- sources programs in community colleges.

James O. Wallace

“J.O. Wallace is a giant among community college learning re- sources professionals,” said W. Lee Hisle, chair of the ACRL Commu- nity and Junior College Libraries Section. “He was selected for the award not only for his contributions to the profession over the past 40 years, but for his recent work as co-chair of the ACRL/Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Joint Committee, which revised the “Standards for Community, Junior, and Technical College Learning Resources Programs.”

“This multi-year effort was the first substantive revision for over 10 year Hisle said. “His skills at building collaborative lationships were often tested during the revision jrocess. The depth of his experience and the level of his professionalism are qualities to which all LRS professionals should aspire.”

President of the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, Wallace also serves as volunteer library director at the Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary in San Antonio.

The 1969 Texas Librarian of the Year, Wallace received the ACRIVALA Distinguished Service Award in 1989. Wallace has had numerous articles published, served on a variety of federal and state grants advisory committees, and has been active in professional organizations.

He will receive his award at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta during the CJCLS Conference Program on Saturday, June 29, at 8:30 a.m.

Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Catalogue Awards

The Katherine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Awards have been announced by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of ACRL. The awards are for the three best catalogues published by American or Canadian institutions in conjunction with exhibitions of books and/or manuscripts.

First place winners in three divisions (based on expensive, moderate, and inexpensive production cost) and institutions submitting catalogues are as follows: “Stephen Harvard: A Life in Letters,” submitted by the Houghton Libbaby, Harvard University (Division I); “The Face of the Moon: Galileo to Apollo,” entered by the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, Missouri. (Division II); and “Fifteenth Century Italian Woodcuts from the Biblioteca Classense, Revenna,” submitted by the Thomas Fisheb Babe Book Libbaby, Unγvebsity of Toronto (Division III).

“ ‘Stephen Harvard: A Life in Letters’ exhibits impeccable design and beautiful color printing, the whole comprising a fitting tribute to the work of an extraordinary man,” said Pat Bozeman, chair of the Exhibition Catalogue Awards Committee.

“The Face of the Moon: Galileo to Apollo,” was written for an exhibition at the Linda Hall Library. “The catalogue documents a brilliantly conceived exhibition that included lunar maps from Galileo’s Sidereus nuncius (1610) to photographs taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft, published in 1978,” said Bozeman. “It is most noteworthy for the careful and tasteful integration of informative subject and exemplary design—a tour de force of black ink on white paper that never overshadows the catalogue’s content.”

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Fifteenth Century Italian Woodcuts

“The Division III award is well earned by the scholarly, readable and useful, as well as pleasantly designed ‘Fifteenth Century Italian Woodcuts from Biblioteca Classense, Ravenna,’ ” she said. “Its black and white illustrations highlight unusual items not easily accessible to students in North America and, as such, will be very useful in the history of the book.”

In addition to the first place winners, four catalogues were singled out for honorable mention: in Division I, “Encyclopedism from Pliny to Borges” from the University of Chicago’s Special Collections; in Division II, “Thomas Merton: The Poet and the Contemplative Life,” entered by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the Butler Library, Columbia University, and Northwestern University Library’s “Why Is This Night Different? Passover Haggadot from the Stephen P. Durchslag Collection”; and in Division III, “On the Edge of the War Zone: Women Writers and World War I,” submitted by McFarlin Library’s Department of Special Collections at the University of Tulsa.

Criteria for granting awards include excellence in originality, informational content, visual impact and appropriateness of design, as well as success with intended audience and accuracy of detail.

Special Collections, University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, On the Edge of the War Zone

Catalogues published between September 1, 1989 and August 31, 1990, were eligible for the 1991 competition. Entries for September 1,1990, through August 31,1991 must be submitted by for judging by September 30, 1991.

Special recognition will be given to each of this year’s seven winners at the RBMS Exhibition Cata- logue Awards Program on Sunday, June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.

For further information, printed guidelines, and entiy forms contact Pat Bozeman, chair, RBMS Exhibition Catalogue Awards Committee, c/o Special Collections, University of Houston Librar- ies, Houston, TX 77204-2091. Telephone: (713) 749-2726 or fax (713) 749-3867.

Martinus Nijhoff International: West European Specialist Study Grant

NancyS. Reinhardt, rare books cataloger/bib- liographer at Harvard University, has been se- lected to receive the 1991 Martinus Nijhoff International West European Specialist Study Grant. The grant covers air travel to and from Europe, transportation in Europe, and lodging and board for fourteen consecutive days. Reinhardt will receive her award at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta during the WESS annual program and membership meeting on Monday, July 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Nancy S. Reinhardt

“The winning proposal represents an original and fascinating piece of research which intersects bookselling history with collection development and curriculum reform,” said Martha Brogan, chair of the Nijhoff International West European Specialist Study Grant committee, “Moreover, it makes more widely known the contributions to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as a book selector for Harvard College Library. Committee members found the proposal to be imaginative and compelling, and believe that it illustrates the link between librarianship and the wider scholarly community.”

The project will trace the book-buying journey of Longfellow to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam from April to December 1835 attempting to establish the date and place of his purchase, the names of the book dealers, and the list of titles acquired. While in the Netherlands, Reinhardt will try to reconstruct the content of a shipment of Dutch books lost at sea.

Reinhardt received her Ph.D. in comparative and dramatic literature from Cornell University and her MLS from Simmons College. She has held several positions at Harvard University, and one at the University of Califomia-Santa Barbara.

The grant is awarded to an ALA member to study some aspect of West European studies, librarianship, or the book trade.

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