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ACRL honors the 1999 award winners: Recognizing professional contributions and scholarly research

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by Ann-Christe Young

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Ann-Christe Young is production editor at ACRL, e-mail:

Nutter named winner of Atkinson Award

Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is the 1999 recipient of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.

William A. Gosling, chair of the award com- mittee, pointed to the energy, expertise, and vision Nutter has brought to the profes- sion as major factors in the committee’s selec- tion.

Susan K. Nutter

He said, “Having demonstrated a clear vision for the future of how technology would impact libraries, she has implemented numerous innovative ac- complishments over more than a decade at NCSU. An action-oriented leader, she has em- ployed technological solutions to a variety of operations to advance library services to us- ers.

“She has shared cutting-edge changes [accomplished at NCSU] with the profession broadly through her leadership roles in library and information science organizations … and more broadly through such organizations as the American Association for the Advancement of Science.”

Nutter’s career in librarianship includes positions as associate director of libraries for Collection Management and Technical Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Council on Library Resources Academic Library Management intern at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a founding staff member of Project INTREX at MIT.

Nutter is a member of the IFLA Standing Committee on University Libraries (Section 2). She serves on the Steering Committee of NC LIVE—North Carolina Libraries and Virtual Education Project.

She was also president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in 1993 and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU)/ARL Steering Committee.

In addition, Nutter is chair of the Executive Committee for the Governing Board of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN); a member of the Board of the Directors of the Center for Research Libraries; and vice chair of the North Carolina Networking Initiative.

She was past chair of the SOLINET Board of Directors and a former member of the Executive Board of the U.S. Agricultural Information Network and its Networking and Telecommunications Committee.

She received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Simmons College (1995).

The award, $2,000 and a citation, recognizes outstanding accomplishments of an academic librarian who has worked in the areas of library automation or library management and has made contributions (including risktaking) toward the improvement of library services or to library development or research.

Rader named Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

Hannelore B. Rader, university librarian at the University of Louisville (UL), has been named the 1999 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award winner, the high- est honor in academic librarianship. The award, which includes a citation and $3,000 donated by Baker & Taylor Books, will be presented to Rader at a reception in her honor on June 28, 1999, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the ALA Annual Con- ference in New Orleans.

Committee chair James F. Wil- liams II said, “Hannelore Rader’s work has defined the field of in- structional services in academic li- braries. She has thoroughly articu- lated the rationale for and the philosophy of these services while document- ing the evolving concepts at the foundation of instructional services. She commands a commitment to the pedagogical, managerial, and political issues that must be addressed in order to develop effective instructional pro- grams in the academic library community. And the record will show that she has an equal and abiding professional commitment to the educational role of academic librar- ies.”

Rader has successfully created three model library instruction programs at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Cleveland State University (CSU), and the University of Wiscon- sin-Parkside (UWP). She was also an original member of ACRL’s Bibliographic Instruction Task Force, which led to the creation of ACRL’s Bibliographic Instruction Section, and she was a leader in the establishment of the Library Orientation and Instruction Exchange (LOEX) that was founded at EMU in the mid 1970s.

On receiving the award Rader said, “When ACRL President Maureen Sullivan called me early in the morning during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia to inform me that I would receive the award this year, I thought I was dreaming. It seemed so unreal to me to receive this great honor from our profession. I had often thought how wonderful it must be to receive this award but I did not think I would actually become a member of this distinguished group of aca- demic librarians. I am grateful that my work has had some impact on our profession.” Carla J. Stoffle, dean of libraries at the Uni- versity of Arizona-Tucson, said, “Rader has been an active contributor to in- ternational library development. She has given presentations and consulted with academic libraries in Turkey and Germany to name just two. She has been an active participant in the International Li- brarians Round Table and IFLA. She also served actively in the creation of cooperative programs among all types of libraries in Wisconsin and she was a member of the task force that created the UW System Library Automation Project. Her work led to the fund- ing of integrated libraiy systems in the univer- sity libraries.”

Hannelore B. Rader

Prior to joining UL in 1997, Rader was director of the university library at Cleveland State University (1987-96); director of the library/learning center at the UWP in Kenosha, Wisconsin (1980-87); and held several positions at EMU (1968-1980).

Rader is a life member of ALA, having served four terms on Council, and ACRL, serving as president (1986-87) and chairing a number of committees. Her numerous awards include CSU’s “Women Who Make a Difference Award” (1996), she was the 1994 education foundation honoree for the American Association of University Women, and she received a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Michigan Library Association (1984). She also received the ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavior Sciences Education Award (1995) and the ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Bibliographic Award (1993).

The Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award is given annually to recognize an individual who is making an outstanding contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development. Previous winners include: Allen B. Veaner (1998); James G. Neal (1997); Ralph Russell (1996); Joseph Boissé (1995); Irene Braden Hoadley (1994); William A. Moffett (1993); Carla Stoffle (1992); Richard DeGennaro (1991); and Patricia Battin (1990).

The Faxon Company also provides the winner with a gold giraffe pin from Tiffany’s, symbolizing the “sticking-your-neck-out” as- pect of the award.

The award is jointly sponsored by the As- sociation of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Library Administration and Man- agement Association (LAMA), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). It will be presented at the ALCTS Membership Meeting/President’s Program on June 28, 1999, at 9:30 a.m.

Lindauer receives K. G. Saur Award

Bonnie Gratch Lindauer, reference/instruc- tional services librarian and interim coordinator of reference ser- vices at the City College of San Francisco, has been named the winner of the 1999 K. G. Saur Award for best article, “Defining and Measur- ing the Library’s Impact on Campus-wide Out- comes” in College & Re- search Libraries (No- vember 1998).

Bonnie Gratch Lindauer

William G. Jones, chair of the selection committee, said, “This year’s award-winning article explores issues of critical concern to academic librarians, including 1) the connections and contributions of libraries to educational outcomes, 2) the focusing of assessment efforts on the library’s role in learning and teaching, and 3) the identification of performance indicators for measuring and documenting the library’s impact on key campuswide outcomes. Lindauer’s original analysis of a complex set of issues distinguishes her article among a number of outstanding articles submitted the C&RL in 1998.”

Prior to her current position at the City College of San Francisco, Lindauer was director of Information and Instructional Services at St. Mary’s College of California (1992-96) and director of Information Services at Bowling Green State University Libraries (1989-92). She is an experienced author, writing numerous articles and book chapters.

The award, $500 and a plaque, donated by the K. G. Saur publishing company, will be presented at the ACRL business meeting on June 28, 1999, at 2:00 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Reichel named Dudley Instruction Librarian

Mary Reichel, university librarian at Appalachian State University, North Carolina, is the 1999 winner of the ACRL Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award also honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction lead to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section.

Mary Reichel

Randy Burke Hensely, chair of the award committee, said, “The IS Section’s Awards Committee determined that Mary Reichel’s professional efforts constitute a substantial and consistent record of insightful contribution and advocacy for the role of instruction in the academic library environment. In particular, her publications articulating the application of learning theory and conceptual frameworks to instructional design are touchstones for anyone wanting to understand the knowledge base of instructional design and pedagogy.”

In her 27 years as a librarian, Reichel has also served as a reference librarian at University of Nebraska, Omaha; senior reference librarian, Undergraduate Library, SUNY, Buffalo; Reference Department head, Georgia State University; and assistant university librarian, University of Arizona.

As a member of ACRL she has served as chair of IS, a member of the ACRL Board of Directors, and a significant number of committees. Of particular note is her seven-year term as editor of the “Library Literacy” column for RQ.

The award, $1,000 and a commemorative plaque, is donated by JAI on behalf of its journal Research Strategies. It will be presented at the IS ALA Conference Pro- gram, June 27, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. in New Orleans.

Carr selected for EBSS Award

Jo Ann Carr, director of the Center for In- structional Materials and Computing, School of Education, at the University of Wisconsin- Madison (UWM), has been named winner of the 1999 Distinguished Education and Be- havioral Sciences Librarian Award. This award, sponsored by ACRL and its Educa- tion and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS), honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences li- brarian through accom- plishments and services to the profession.

Jo Ann Carr

Leslie Bjorncrantz, chair of the selection committee, and Adele Dendy, an award com- mittee member, said, “Jo Ann Carr is a superb leader who exemplifies excellence in education librarianship in the local, state, and national arenas.

“During her 20 years at the UWM, she has developed the Center for Instructional Materials (CIM) into a highly acclaimed, award-winning library. In 1987 the CIM library was recognized as “Library of the Year,” by Wisconsin’s multitype South Central Library System, and has since been cited as a ‘model for the state and the nation’ by the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction.”

Carr has served in several positions in the Instructional Materials Center at UWM: public services librarian (1976-84), acting director (1975-76), and cataloger (1974-75). She has held several key positions with EBSS since joining in 1984, including chair (1992-93), secretary (1989-90), and chair of the 1993 Conference Program Planning Committee. Widely published, she is now chairing an EBSS committee to develop a CD publication on the management of instructional materials centers.

She was recently awarded the 1999 Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services Award from Pergamon to support her research on comparing core titles in education with the coverage of four full-text journal databases.

The award (a citation) will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 27, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.

University of Arizona wins IS Innovation Award

The Education Project Team at the University of Arizona (UA) is the winner of the 1999 Instruction Section (IS) Innovation in Instruction Award for RIO (Research Instruction Online).

RIO is a program of Web-based tutorials ( designed to help students learn how to find and evaluate information. Through its foundation in information literacy competencies, its structure and design, its use of graphics, and a strong evaluation component, RIO helps students develop an integrated set of skills to be used in complex information environments.

RIO has been designed to be used independently, as an adjunct to reference service, or as part of course-related instruction. The RIO project is also notable for the way in which it took advantage of usability testing in its development and the way in which it was marketed to campus constituencies.

Robert F. Rose, chair of the awards committee, said, “Among the many excellent Web-based tutorials that have been devel-

The University of Arizona Library

Research Instruction Online

Helping you learn how to find informationoped, RIO stands out for its excellent design, its effective use of color, graphics and humor, its ease of use and clarity of language, its evaluation component, and its adaptability to a variety of instructional settings—from course-related instruction to reference service to just-in-time research assistance.

“Based on sound pedagogical principles, RIO enlisted the talents of faculty and staff across the university in its development. The way in which RIO was introduced and marketed to the university community is also worthy of emulation by other institutions interested in developing such a program.”

The members of the Education Project Team are Laura Bender, Science-Engineer- ing librarian; Ann Eagan, Undergraduate Ser- vices/Science-Engineering librarian; Louise Greenfield, Fine Arts/Humanities librarian; Cathy Larson, Social Sciences librarian; Claire Macha, Science-Engineering librarian; Judy Marley, Fine Arts/Humanities librarian; Jeff Rosen, Social Sciences librarian; and Karen Williams, Social Sciences team leader. Three interns from the School of Information Re- sources and Library Science at UA assisted the team—Jerrilyn Blackman, John Olsen, and James Tyler.

The award, a citation, will be presented at the IS dinner during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, on June 25, 1999.

Bruce wins IS Publication Award

Christine S. Bruce, lecturer in the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) School of Information Systems in Brisbane, Australia, is the 1999 winner of the Instruction Section's Publication Award for her book, The Seven Faces of Information Lit- eracy (Adelaide, Austra- lia: Auslib Press, 1997).

Christine S. Bruce

Robert F. Rose, chair of the award commit- tee, said, “Christine Bruce’s work is provocative and challenging and presents a unique interpretation of the ‘phenomenon’ of information literacy. Bruce explores the different ways in which information literacy is experienced by people and in so doing develops seven new concepts—or concep- tions—based on user definitions. Bruce’s work has made a significant contribution to the literature of information literacy and will likely generate further research in the bur- geoning and increasingly important field.” Bruce’s book, an outcome of her doc- toral, dissertation posits a relational model of information literacy rather than the more traditional behaviorist model. Her work cre- ates a new theoretical framework for un- derstanding the phenomenon of information literacy. While not intended to be used as a practical guide for implementing instructional programs, many practitioners will find Bruce’s work useful in understanding a theo- retical construct within which their work takes place.

Bruce’s first professional appointment was as civil engineering librarian in the QUT Li- brary, following which she was appointed the Advanced Information Retrieval Skills co- ordinator, and later the User Education coor- dinator for the amalgamated QUT Library.

The award, a citation, will presented dur- ing the ALA Annual Conference in New Or- leans, at the IS program, on June 25, 1999.

Goldberg wins Marta Lange/CQ Award

Jolande E. Goldberg, senior cataloging policy specialist (Law Classification) at the Library of Congress, is the 1999 recipient of the Marta Lange/CQ Award. The award is administered by ACRL’s Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) and sponsored by Congressional Quar- terly in honor of former LPSS chair Marta Lange.

Jolande E. Goldberg

Rosemary Allen Little, chair of the award committee, said, “In nearly 30 years as law classification spe- cialist, Goldberg has developed several clas- sification schedules in law-related disciplines. She was also respon- sible for substantial revisions and changes in LC Classification policies in connection with the J schedules for Political Science. It is clear that her understanding of compara- tive, Roman, and foreign law, including civil and common law-based systems, has been a tremendous asset.”

Her colleagues at the Library of Congress have cited her outreach activities at home and abroad. She has been involved in reclassification projects at Yale, Harvard, and Berkeley, and recently has been working with the Vatican Library on the Canon Law schedules. The Library of Congress law classification is being used at the Political Science Institute of the University of Leipzig, the Cultural Heritage Library in Berlin, the Bibliotheque de Parliament in Canada, the University of Jerusalem in Israel, and Sophia University in Japan, to name a few.

The cash award and a citation will be pre- sented at the LPSS lunch on June 26, 1999, at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Hacken receives the Martinus Nijhoff West European Study Grant

Richard Hacken, European Studies bibliog- rapher for Brigham Young University, has been awarded the Martinus Nijhoff West European Specialists Study Grant for 1999. The grant of 10,000 Dutch guilders, covers air travel to and from Europe, transportation in Europe, and lodging and board in selected sites for a period not to exceed 14 consecutive days.

Richard Hacken

Hacken will use the grant to travel to Vienna, where he will research the topic “Towards Reconstructing the Fate of Viennese Jewish Libraries in the Nazi Era.”

Heleni Pedersoli, chair of the award committee, said, “the jury was impressed with the presentation, organization, content, and the timeliness of the subject matter” of Hacken’s proposal.

After visiting for the first time over a decade ago the lone surviving Viennese synagogue from that time period, Hacken was deeply moved by the human history and cultural riches that had been lost in that city following the “Anschluss” of 1938. This grant will allow him to delve into the historic documents and inventories, which he hopes will help categorize types of Viennese Jewish libraries and their main areas of collection strength, data that can show the reading habits of a historic populace at the height of their culture.

The award will be presented at the WESS general membership meeting on June 28 at 9:30 a.m. during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship awarded to Alenka Šauperl

Alenka Šauperl, doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill (UNC- CH) School of Information and Library Science, has been awarded the 1999 ACRL/ISI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her work “Subject Determination During the Cataloging Process.”

William Gray Potter, chair of the award committee, said, “As the title implies, the purpose of her research is to investigate how catalogers determine the topic of a document and choose the appropriate subject description. She is doing this by gathering data on the process catalogers at three different academic libraries actually go through in assigning subject headings.

“While many may think that cataloging is a dying art, in fact there is an increasing volume of material to be cataloged, including resources on the Web and specialized collections in libraries that have never been fully cataloged. A better understanding of how catalogers assign subject headings can lead to increased productivity and enhanced access for our readers.”

Once she has completed the dissertation, she will teach in the Department of Library Science at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is also involved in the development of an academic and research library at a new university being developed in Slovenia.

Šauperl has a distinguished academic record at UNC-CH, including receiving the Lester Asheim Award for distinguished work in the doctoral program.

The award, $1,500 and a plaque, is donated by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and will be presented at the ACRL Award Ceremony/Membership Meeting during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 28, 1999, at 2 p.m.

Robert A. Gross wins award for best article in RBML

Robert A. Gross is the winner of the 1999 Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship (RBML) Award for best article for “Communications Revolutions: Writing a History of the Book for an Electronic Age” (volume 13:1, 1998).

Members of the award committee praised the article as “offering a broad view of the field and a summary of scholarship in the history of the book, based on substantial and thoughtful research, and providing refreshing and useful perspectives for teaching and as a context for the practice of special collections librarianship. [His] presentation at the 1997 RMBS Preconference, on which the article is based, was well received, and we are pleased to see it translated into this per- manent form.”

Robert A. Gross

Gross has been the Forrest D. Murden Jr. professor of history and American Studies at the College of William and Mary since 1992, where he also served as direc- tor of American Studies (1988-98). He is spend- ing this year in Denmark at Odense University as a Fulbright Chair in American Studies.

The award, $1,000 and a certificate donated by Christie, Manson & Woods, Inc., will be presented at the RBMS program during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 27, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.

Oberly Award goes to Eli MacLaren

Eli MacLaren has been awarded the 1999 Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricul- tural Sciences for his book Wolves: Ecology, Conservation and Management: An Annotated Bibliography (Edmonton: Canadian Circumpo- lar Institute, 1997).

The award, given in odd-numbered years, includes a cash prize and citation donated by the Oberly Endowment Fund. It will be pre- sented during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Bahde and Richland College receive Community College awards

Wanda Johnston Bahde, a consultant and trainer for libraries, educational institutions and businesses, has been chosen to receive the EBSCO Community Col- lege Learning Resources Leadership Award, sponsored by ACRL’s Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) and EBSCO In- formation Services.

Wanda Johnston Bahde

Members of the award committee se- lected Bahde for its lead- ership award because of “her many years of profession leadership. She authored Administering the Community College Learning Resources Program, the only current text available on managing community colleges. She demonstrated national leadership in her many articles, and was active in the development of the 1994 “Standards for Community, Junior, and Technical College Learning Resource Programs.” She has been active in both grantwriting and in teaching others about this skill. Finally, she has directly promoted community college libraries by taking an active role in her community’s Chamber of Commerce leadership programs.”

Bahde’s held a number of positions including director of Learning Resources at Central Florida Community College (1995-98); director of Learning Resources at Broome Community College (1992-95); director of Library Services at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley (1990-92); and director of Learning Resources at Morton College (1984-90).

She has been a member of the ALA since 1980; and she has held many CJCLS committee positions for ACRL including, chair (1997— 98), secretary (1994-95), Board Member (1992- present), chair of the Bibliographic Instruction Committee (1991-95), chair of the Research and Publication Committee (1998- present), and chair of the Mentoring Ad Hoc Committee (1994-97). She also served on various committees for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (1973- 97); the College Center for Library Automation (1995-98); and the Florida Library Association (1997-present).

Richland College in Dallas, Texas, will receive this year’s EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award.

The college was chosen, the award committee said, “because its bibliographic program for students, which includes instructions on using the online catalog, the Internet, CD-ROM databases and the MIA format, is outstanding. The printed materials supporting this program are excellent. They include instructional handouts and the Library Handbook, which is a comprehensive guide to library research. The extensive Library Home Page Website is also an important element of this innovative program.”

The awards, $500 and a plaque, are donated by EBSCO Subscription Services and will be presented at the CJCLS business meeting during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on June, 26, 1999, at 8:00 a.m. ■

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