Wayne A. Wiegand, F. Williams Summers professor emeritus of library and information studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee, received a short-term fellowship from Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library in Atlanta to analyze manuscript materials relevant to This Hallowed Place: The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the American South, 1954-1968,” a book he is coauthoring with Shirley A. Wiegand.
Brad LaJeunesse, president of Equinox Software, is the 2012 recipient of the F. William Summers Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The award is given on a selective basis as the faculty feels that a graduate has distinguished themselves in the field. He was the original visionary and advocate behind the Evergreen open source library automation software currently running in almost 1,200 libraries worldwide.
Hwa-Wei Lee, dean emeritus of Ohio University Libraries (OUL) in Athens, receives an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree from the university June 8. During Lee’s reign as dean, the libraries became one of the founding members of OhioLink, endowments grew to over $8 million, a regional annex was built, digitization of collections began, and the the libraries exceeded the two million volume mark. He is now chief of the Asian Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and remains active as a member of OUL’s Capital Campaign Committee.
Ella Fredrickson, principal librarian of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa Bay, was elected president of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association during its 30th annual meeting in New Orleans. The organization represents 270 member symphonic, opera, ballet, and conservatory orchestras on four continents.
Ruth Murray, instructor in the Graduate School of Education library media program at Portland (Oreg.) State University, was named 2012 Librarian of the Year by the Oregon Library Association becoming the first school librarian to receive the distinction. The award was presented for her “exceptional service and her many contributions to serving libraries and youth.”
Ellen Krupar, librarian for the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, is the 2012 recipient of the university’s $2,000 President’s Award for Excellence based on her “extensive and selfless services as a community volunteer, specifically to the Virginia Tech Police.” She is co-founder of the Campus Police Support Group, an organization established to support logistical needs to the department during crisis and emergency situations.
Valerie Hotchkiss, director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named the second Andrew S. G. Turyn Endowed Professor April 27, The honor is offered on a five-year rotation basis to full professors of library administration who are pursuing innovative research in scholarly areas.
Paul Whitney, retired Vancouver, British Columbia, city librarian, is the 2012 recipient of the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award by the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia. The award recognizes people who have made a significant contribution to the book industry in British Columbia.
Jennifer Younger, director, Catholic Research Resources Alliance, and Emerita Edward H. Arnold Director of University Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries, has been elected to serve on the OCLC Board of Directors.
Loretta Parham, CEO and director of Atlanta University Center's Robert W. Woodruff Library, has been elected to serve on the OCLC Board of Trustees.
Peter McCracken, co-founder and publisher of ShipIndex.org and co-founder of Serials Solutions Inc., is a 2012 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SLIS) distinguished alumnus. The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional library or information science achievements at national, state, or local levels, or who have provided outstanding service to SLIS or its Alumni Association,
Robin Levin, librarian at Fort Washakie School, is the first school librarian to receive the 2012 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award April 13. Each of the 10 winners received a personal, unrestricted cash award of $3,500 from Arch Coal, as well as a trophy and plaque. The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards is Wyoming's longest running, privately sponsored, statewide classroom teacher recognition program.