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In ProQuest’s effort to further empower librarians to transform their libraries, the company partners with numerous divisions of the American Library Association (ALA) in supporting distinguished awards which recognize professional development, scholarship and support future generations of librarians, researchers and educators. During the recent ALA Annual conference, we were honored to be a part of rewarding this year’s recipients as a proud sponsor of these awards and congratulate the outstanding individuals.
ProQuest/GODORT/ALA "Documents to the People" Award
For effectively encouraging the use of government documents in support of library service the recipient of this year’s award was Free Government Information. By successfully creating an open, public dialogue and building a diverse community, FGI truly epitomizes the spirit of the award. The DttP Award is a tribute to the many FGI volunteers who have dedicated themselves to advocating for permanent no-fee public access to government information. We are pleased to recognize the work of FGI, which has essentially changed the way we think about preserving access to government information.
Read the recipients response to receiving this award: http://freegovinfo.info/node/10132
AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award
School library champion Lenny Santamaria, principal of Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School 24 in Staten Island, N.Y., receives the 2015 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished School Administrator Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, the $2,000 award recognizes a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program.
Principle Santamaria recognizes that the library is the hub of the school and encourages students, parents and teachers to utilize it. He also sees the value in investing funds into the library, from equipping the library with state-of-the-art technology to supporting a pilot program with the NYC Public Library. His financial commitment and support of the library is a vital component in the school's success.
Santamaria was honored at the AASL Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 27 during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The event was a wonderful celebration to recognize the accomplishments of all of the AASL award recipients.
ALCTS Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award
Maria Collins, head, acquisitions and discovery at North Carolina State University and editor of Serials Review and Rebecca Culbertson, electronic resources cataloging librarian at the University of California San Diego are the recipients of the 2015 ALCTS Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS and sponsored by ProQuest, the $1,500 award is to recognize their key contributions and significant influence on the field of continuing resources. ProQuest hosted a special event to honor this year’s award recipients on Friday, June 26. The annual reception was held at the Town Hall restaurant where guests celebrated their achievements. Collins and Culbertson were presented with their awards at the ALCTS Award Ceremony held on Saturday, June 27.
ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2015
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen The US ISSN Center and ProQuest as the recipients of the ALCTS Collaboration Award. ProQuest is extremely honored that our 15 year collaboration with the US ISSN Center is recognized as a benefit to publishers, vendors, libraries and researchers around the world.
The award annually recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. As a unique identifier for continuing resources, the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is essential to the functioning of electronic resource management systems (ERMS), OpenURL link resolvers and discovery systems. The partnership with ProQuest has helped the ISSN Center respond to the rapid increase in ISSN requests for electronic resources. Being acknowledged for this collaboration demonstrates ProQuest’s commitment to delivering solutions that can improve the library’s ability to provide and manage library collections.The 2015 ALA Annual Conference was another great opportunity to discuss the issues plaguing libraries and to recognize the individuals and organizations that are working towards finding resolutions. ProQuest remains committed to improving research outcomes and we look forward to seeing what progress is made through the next year.