ATG People in the News 2/28/16


Janet Swan Hill

ALA News reports that “the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Janet Swan Hill, retired associate director for technical services at the University of Colorado Boulder, as the 2016 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a 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 citation and monetary award, generously sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented at the ALCTS Award Ceremony on June 25, 2016, during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando.

Swan Hill’s notable career spans more than four decades. Her extensive service to ALCTS includes elected and appointed positions including president of ALCTS in 1997-1998, chair of the Appointments Committee, co-chair of the Organization and Bylaws Committee, member of the Budget and Finance Committee, secretary and member of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA), chair of the CC:DA Task Force on the Rule Revision Process and chair of the CC:DA Task Force on the AACR2 Glossary. Her service on CC:DA resulted in the publication of “Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd Edition, 1988 Revision.”

She has been a staunch advocate for ALCTS and its members and the broader library community by serving on ALA Council as a member-at-large, member of the ALA Executive Board and its Finance and Audit Committee, member of the Strategic Plan Task Force and chair of the President’s Task Force on Electronic Member Participation. She has been a well-known, vocal and respected Council member. She has also served on the Executive Board of the ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)…”

ALA News also notes that ALCTS has announced that Paige G. Andrew is the recipient of the 2016

Photo by Wilson Hutton / Penn State University Libraries

Paige G. Andrew – Photo by Wilson Hutton / Penn State University Libraries

Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando.

The Mann Citation, recognizing outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification, includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient’s honor by OCLC, Inc. to the library school of the winner’s choice. Andrew has chosen his alma mater, the University of Washington’s Information School, Seattle to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship award.

Andrew’s contributions to map cataloging are many and outstanding. Throughout the past twenty years, he has contributed in exceptional ways to the practice and teaching of map cataloging across the country through his instruction, publications, leadership and mentorship.

A national expert in the field, Andrew has taught numerous workshops, participates actively in policy discussions at the national level, and collaborates actively with other map catalogers, including those at the Library of Congress Geography & Map Division. He is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including ALA and the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), where he serves as the MAGIRT liaison…

ACRL Insider reports the following recipients of 2016 ACRL awards. Complete information on the ACRL awards program is available on the association website.

According to infoDOCKETLila Tretikov has resigned her position as executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation. She has served as exec. director since June 1, 2014.

Here’s the full text of her announcement to the Wikimedia community…”


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