Today's Topics:

   1. Search begins for ALCTS 2017 Professional Recognition Awards
nominations (Elaine Franco)
   2. ALCTS 2017 Preservation Awards nominations sought (Elaine Franco)

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Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library
Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional
achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the
finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership
and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions
and for outstanding promise.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the awards,
contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and
supporting materials is Dec. 1.

The HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions 

Presented by the Acquisitions Section for contributions by and outstanding
leadership of an individual in the field of acquisitions librarianship, the
award consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by HARRASSOWITZ in honor of
Dr. Knut Dorn, former managing director. Winners will be chosen based on:
demonstrated leadership that has contributed significantly to: improvements
in acquisitions; and achievement in the field of acquisitions through
contributions to professional associations, literature, the education of
acquisitions professionals and the advancement of the profession.

Send nominations to: Michael
Arthur<mailto:maart...@ua.edu?subject=ALCTS%20HARRASSOWITZ%20Award%20for%20L
eadership>, chair, HARRASSOWITZ Jury Visit the HARRASSOWITZ Award for
Leadership in Library Acquisitions
page<http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/leadershipinacq> for
more information.

Margaret Mann Citation

This award is presented to a cataloger or classifier for outstanding
professional achievement in the areas of cataloging or classification
through publication, participation in professional cataloging associations
or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries. The
Cataloging and Metadata Management Section administers the award, a citation
and $2,000 to the library school of the winner's choice, which is donated by
OCLC, Inc. The Mann Citation committee bases its selection on nominations
made by members of the profession or friends of the profession. Anyone with
a worthy candidate is urged to nominate that person. Achievements to be
considered include: notable publications; outstanding contribution to the
activities of professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution
to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the
introduction of a new technique of recognized importance; and outstanding
contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification.

Send nominations to: Steve
Kelley<mailto:kell...@wfu.edu?subject=ALCTS%20Margaret%20Mann%20Citation>,
chair, Mann Citation Jury Visit the Margaret Mann Citation
page<http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/margaretmann> for more
information.

Esther J. Piercy Award

This award, a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc and a citation, recognizes
contributions to library collections and technical services by a librarian
with no more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown
outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. Winners will
be chosen based on accomplishments related to technical services and
resources in such areas as: leadership in professional associations at
local, state, regional or national level; contributions to the development,
application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and
routines; significant contribution to professional literature; and conduct
of studies or research in the technical services.

Send nominations, including, a statement giving the reasons for nomination,
the date your nominee entered his or her first professional position and a
resume or narrative career outline to: Susan
Davis<mailto:unl...@buffalo.edu?subject=ALCTS%20Piercy%20Award>, chair,
Piercy Jury.

Visit the Esther J. Piercy Award
page<http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/estherjpiercy> for more
information.
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Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library
Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents
three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting
Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements
in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in
preservation or to support a new preservation staff member's participation
in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for the awards, contact the
chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting
materials is Dec. 1.

Banks/Harris Preservation Award

The award was established to honor the memory of Paul Banks and Carolyn
Harris, early leaders in library preservation. The award, $1,500 and a
citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., is given to a
professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of
preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials.
Winners will be chosen based on: leadership in professional associations at
local, state, regional or national levels; contributions to the development,
application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and
routines; significant contribution to professional literature; evidence of
studies or research in preservation; and training and mentoring in the field
of preservation.

Send nominations, a formal statement of nomination that provides a strong
rationale for the nomination by addressing how the nominee meets the
criteria for the award, letters of support for the nomination and a complete
resume for the nominee to: Stephanie
Lamson<mailto:salam...@uw.edu?subject=ALCTS%20Banks%20Harris%20Preservation%
20Award>, chair, Banks/Harris Jury.

Visit the Banks Harris
page<http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/banksharris> for more
information.

George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award

The George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Preservation Award was established by
the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) to honor the memory of
George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg, early leaders in cooperative preservation
programming and strong advocates for collaboration in the field of
preservation.

The award acknowledges and supports cooperative preservation projects and/or
rewards individuals or groups that foster collaboration for preservation
goals. Recipients of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award demonstrate
vision, endorse cooperation and advocate for the preservation of published
and primary source resources that capture the richness of our cultural
patrimony. The award recognizes the leadership and initiative required to
build collaborative networks designed to achieve specific preservation
goals. Any person or group is eligible for this award; membership in ALA is
not required. The Cunha/Swartzburg Award is sponsored by Hollinger Metal
Edge and includes a $1,250 grant and citation.

Send nominations, including the name of the person or group being nominated;
address, phone number and email address of nominee and nominating party; a
formal statement of nomination, with rationale for the nomination; resume,
vita or extensive narrative career outline upon which the award jury can
base its determination; and letters of support and endorsement, to Karen
Kiorpes<mailto:kkior...@albany.edu?subject=ALCTS%20Cunha%20Swartzburg%20Awar
d>, chair, Cunha/Swartzburg Jury.

Visit the Cunha Swartzburg
page<http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/lbicunhaswartz> for
more information.

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant was established to
honor Jan Merrill-Oldham, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the
field of library and archives preservation. The grant provides the recipient
the opportunity to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference
in order to contribute to his/her professional development.

The recipient will attend meetings and programs, and will be required to
submit a short essay on their conference experience to the ALCTS News. The
grant consists of a $1,250 cash grant donated by the Library Binding
Institute and a citation to be presented at the ALCTS Awards ceremony. The
grant is applicable toward airfare, lodging and registration fees related to
ALA Annual Conference attendance.

Send nominations or applications, including the following name, address,
phone number and email address of the nominee and nominating party or
applicant; letter of application or nomination; two letters of
recommendation from professional colleagues who know the candidate and
his/her work; resume or curriculum vitae; short essay (up to 500 words) on
the following theme: "How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham
Professional Development Grant further your professional development
goals?," to Patricia
Smith-Hunt<mailto:patricia.smith-h...@ucr.edu?subject=ALCTS%20Jan%20Merrill-
Oldham%20Grant>, chair, grant jury.

Visit the Jan Merrill-Oldham Grant
page<http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/jmogrant> for more information.


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