[Posted on behalf of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award July]
In conjunction with its 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2007, the
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), is
pleased to announce the establishment of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime
Achievement Award. This new award honors the legacy of Ross Atkinson,
distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary
service to ALCTS and the library community at-large serves as a model
for those in the field.
The award winner receives a citation honoring his/her contributions and
a stipend of $3,000 generously donated by EBSCO.
The award will be given to recognize the contribution of a library
leader who has demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas
of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, collection
management and development, preservation and reformatting, and serials).
Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the person's
accomplishments, as they relate to leadership including, but not limited
o Recognized leadership in professional associations at local, state,
regional or national level, with emphasis on ALCTS
o Acknowledged leader in and by the library community-at-large
o Significant contribution to professional literature
o Exemplary research in ALCTS areas
o Recognition of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc.
Written nominations must be received by Bonnie MacEwan,
[log in to unmask], chair of the Award Jury, no later than December
1, 2006. Nominations must include: name, address, phone number and
email address of nominee and nominating party; a formal statement of
nomination, with a rationale for the nomination; a resume, vita, or
extensive narrative career outline upon which the award jury can base
its determinations; and letters of endorsement. Letters of endorsement
should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. It
is recommended that no less than three and no more than six letters of
endorsement be included. Nominees must be ALCTS members.
Self-nominations will not be accepted.
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.