The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Rick Anderson, interim dean and  university librarian at the University Utah’s Marriott Library, to receive the 2013 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award.  The award will be presented on Sunday, June 30, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago…

For a decade or more Anderson has regularly addressed librarians on acquisitions and other matters through articles and reviews, an Against the Grain column, presentations delivered throughout the United States and abroad, his book “Buying and Contracting for Resources and Service: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians” (Neal-Schuman, 2004), and through listservs and blogs such as Liblicense and The Scholarly Kitchen.  From these various platforms and others, Anderson has established a thoughtful, irreverent, pragmatic and very personal voice that is recognized and valued not only by those concerned with the acquisitions of serials, monographs and digital content, but by librarians throughout the wider profession.

Susan Wolper, President and CEO of Wolper Information Services, … has been selected as a Champion of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural business website. The “Champions of Diversity Award” represent individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to solutions in diversity issues on a regional and national level.

Ms. Wolper has led Wolper Information Services for more than two decades and she is the only woman and the only LGBT person serving on the executive board of her industry association, the Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries. A long-time supporter of supplier diversity initiatives, Susan serves on the steering committee of the LGBT Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) and the Independence Business Alliance (Philadelphia LGBT Chamber of Commerce.)…

 

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