Seeking nominations for 2010 NJLA-CUS ACRL-NJ Distinguished Service Award

Call for Nominations: NJLA-CUS ACRL-NJ Distinguished Service Award
Nominations and Applications for 2010 Distinguished Service Award

Do you know a librarian whose contribution to academic librarianship in New Jersey deserves recognition? The College and University Section of NJLA invites nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Service Award.

The award will be given to a librarian who has contributed distinguished service to or achievement in the profession, especially within the New Jersey academic community. This is not limited to persons who might have received national recognition. It is intended to honor any person who, by his or her outstanding contributions, has directly enriched the librarianship of higher education in New Jersey.

Previous recipients include: Miriam Grosh, Felix Hirsh, William Dix, John Beard, James McCoy, Marian Siegeltuch, Jay Lucker, Arthur E. Jones, Raymond Frankie, Donald Sinclair, Virginia Whitney, Hendrik Edelman, Patricia Reeling, Charles Cummings, John Cohn, Daniel O’Connor, William Noe Field, Norma Yueh, Sister Anita Talar, Amy Job, Caroline Coughlin, Stan Nash, Norman Horrocks, Maureen Gorman, Jody Caldwell, Jeris Cassel, Anne Ciliberti, Marianne Gaunt, Richard Sweeney, Joan Getaz, Jane Crocker, Norma Blake, Judith Cohn, Luis Rodriguez, and Mary Mallery.

Nominations must be received on or before February 1, 2010, and include the following information:
• Name and contact information of nominee
• Nominee’s present position
• Nominee’s educational background
• A list or description of the noteworthy contribution(s) of the nominee in one or more of the following areas: service in professional associations (committees, etc.), innovation in library services management, achievements in collection development and management, contribution to the literature of librarianship; and other factors, such as excellence in teaching, consistent dedication to the needs of New Jersey academic libraries and the librarians who serve them
• Nominator’s name and contact information
• Nominee’s vita (if at all possible, as this is very helpful)

I hope you’ll take the time to help us recognize a worthy colleague!
Please send nominations to:

Eleonora Dubicki
Monmouth University Library
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
TEL: 732-571-4402
FAX: 732-263-5124

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VALE 2010 Conference Registration Now OPEN!

We are pleased to announce that registration for the annual VALE Users’ / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Conference on Friday, January 8, 2010 is open! Please find the agenda and registration form online at .

Alex Wright, Director of User Experience and Product Research at The New York Times and the author of Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, will deliver the Keynote Address.

We’ve retained a schedule that includes three periods for breakout sessions, as well as poster sessions you can visit in the morning and between other sessions. Please indicate your breakout session selection for each of the 3 time slots on the registration form.  Poster sessions do not require a separate registration.

Presenters and SCILS volunteers: please do not forget to register!

Visit the VALE web site at and REGISTER ONLINE by December 16, 2009. Late registrants will be wait-listed.

A new feature of the 2010 registration is that you must first create an account at the conference website before you can register for the conference. Your account details will be used for registration purposes, and will allow conference attendees to contribute comments and feedback to the site at a later date.

To ensure delivery of our email please add to your email address book.

Judy Avrin will send registration confirmations after January 1. Please direct any questions about registration to her at .

We look forward to seeing you all at the conference on January 8!

Jan Skica and Trevor A. Dawes
Conference Co-Chairs

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