YBP Library Services Congratulates 2012 Esther J. Piercy Award Winner
CONTOOCOOK, NH - March 1, 2012 - Timothy Strawn, Director of Information Resources and Archives at California Polytechnic State University, is the recipient of the 2012 Esther J. Piercy Award, which is sponsored by YBP Library Services.
Since joining Cal Poly's Kennedy Library two years ago, Strawn has guided major collection issues including the adoption of new discovery tools and the acquisition of significant new digital content.
The Esther J. Piercy Award was established by ALCTS in 1968 and in memory of Esther J. Piercy, editor of Journal of Cataloging and Classification from 1950 to 1956 and Library Resources and Technical Services from 1957 to 1967. The Piercy Award recognizes the contributions to those areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of professional experience, who has shown outstanding promise for contribution and leadership. The recipient will receive a $1,500 grant from YBP Library Services and a citation in recognition of his accomplishments.
Strawn will receive the award this June at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
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About the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
The ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.
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