RUMORS from the ATG NewsChannel 3/23/15

by | Mar 23, 2015 | 0 comments

katinaBy Katina Strauch

Congratulations to Michael A. Arthur (Head of Acquisitions & Collection Services, University of Central Florida Libraries). Michael has just been selected to receive the UCF Faculty Excellence in Librarianship Award at the University of Central Florida. The $2,000 Award was announced by the Provost and recognizes the sustained contribution to the profession and to the University as voted on by the faculty. Michael’s name will be on the UCF Wall of Excellence along with the other 29 past awardees. The Award recognizes demonstrated evidence of innovative contributions to UCF or the library field, evidence of extra effort to improve library services, collections, etc., and evidence of a sustained period of excellence in the library profession. Congratulations, Michael!

Also – the Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Michael Levine-Clark, associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services and professor at the University of Denver, to receive the 2015 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award, sponsored annually by HARRASSOWITZ and named in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, longtime senior managing partner at HARRASSOWITZ, is given to a librarian to recognize outstanding leadership and other contributions in the field of acquisitions and includes a $1,500 monetary award and a citation. Since 2003, Michael Levine-Clark has managed and overseen acquisitions processes at the University of Denver Penrose Library and has made significant contributions in the field of acquisitions librarianship. His contributions to the professional literature and leadership have led him to become internationally known as an expert in the area of print and electronic monographic acquisitions. His leadership on demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) and ebook purchasing models have been particularly influential, and have led to purchasing model developments that have been adopted by other librarians in the field.

I think I told y’all that the incredible energetic Deb Vaughn, our book review editor, is expecting her fourth child any minute! Her due date is April!, but she has been walking and walking and walking, going up and down stairs, doing squats and yoga for over a week.  So I’ve been walking (and walking and walking!), going up and down stairs, doing squats, and doing yoga! Whew!   And she is still working on book reviews for ATG! Talk about dedication! With Erin Gallagher’s help, we have located four volunteers to take up more book reviewing for ATG. Stay tuned!

Speaking of which, I hope that you all realize that there is an online ATG NewsChannel (updated continuously) as well as the print ATG.  The print and online subscriptions are bundled and all for the same price! Leah Hinds just sent out a notice to that effect and we have had hundreds of new sign ups! More news is available from Leah at

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