ASSOCIATES (2007, July, v. 14, no. 1) -

Manuel Urrizola, in-coming Chair of the ALCTS/SAGE Library Support Staff Travel Grant Jury

Six library support staff were honored at the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C. on Sunday June 24, 2007, during the ALA Annual Conference. The six were awarded a 2007 ALCTS/SAGE Library Support Staff Travel Grant. These grants provided airfare, three night’s hotel, and conference registration for the individuals to attend the 2007 ALA Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. In addition, each grant recipient was paired up with a mentor during the ALA Conference. Those receiving the travel grant this year are:

Monica Claassen-Wilson, Program Assistant for Collection Development, Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas

Julia Merkel, Preservation Specialist, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Audrey Pryce, Children’s Literature Cataloger, Bank Street College of Education, New York, New York

Nancy Slate, Assistant Librarian, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, Bloomfield, Colorado

LaShawn Wilson, PART Moderator, Cataloging Department, Auburn University, Alabama

Siu Min Yu, Library Associate II, Government Publications, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Now in its third year, travel grants were offered to support staff working in an area of technical services and collection, with at least three years of experience, who have never before attended an ALA annual conference. The 2007 award recipients demonstrated outstanding commitment to the profession, active participation in local and paraprofessional associations as well as the professional life of their respective institutions, and evidence of a clear desire to serve their library communities. Above all, each of these candidates demonstrated a genuine love of and deep commitment to libraries.

Early in September of 2007, a call will go out for applications for the 2008 travel grant. Check the ALCTS Award Opportunities & Honors website in September for details:

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