ATG People in the News – Judith Russell to Receive NFAIS 2017 Miles Conrad Award

by | Jan 9, 2017 | 0 comments

University of Florida’s Judith Russell to Receive NFAIS  2017 Miles Conrad Award at Annual Conference  

According to this press release “The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, today announced Judith Russell, the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the NFAIS 2017 Miles Conrad Award

 NFAIS’s Miles Conrad Award, long considered the information community’s premier annual honor for achievement in fostering the growth of information services, is being given to Russell in recognition of her significant achievements in librarianship and for her leadership in information services throughout a career spanning academia, government, the non-profit and private sectors.

Prior to her current position at the University of Florida, Russell was the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now the Government Publishing Office, from 2003-2007.

Checkout our Penthouse Suite interview with Judith Russell from this year’s Charleston Conference!

She served as Deputy Director of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) from 1998-2003 and as director of the Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services and the Federal Depository Library Program at GPO from 1991-1997.

Russell also worked for over ten years in the information industry, doing marketing and product development as well as serving as a government-industry liaison. Her corporate experience includes Information Handling Services (IHS) and its parent company, the Information Technology Group; Disclosure Information Group; Lexis-Nexis (then Mead Data Central), and IDD Digital Alliances, a subsidiary of Investment Dealers Digest. She also worked for over 10 years in special libraries.

Russell currently serves as a member of the board of LLMC-Digital. She also is a former board member and president of NFAIS. She is a former board member and past president of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and a former board member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)… 

Russell will be honored at the NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference, February 26-28, in Alexandria, VA, and will deliver the annual Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture at the conference. Nominations for the Miles Conrad Award are submitted by the NFAIS membership, and awardees are selected by majority vote of the Board of Directors…”

(And as many of you will remember Ms. Russell was also featured with Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Libraries and Director of University of Michigan Press, at the 2016 Charleston Conference in the presentation The Devil is in the Details: Challenges of Collaborative Collecting.)


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