CHICAGO – Marshall Breeding has been named the winner of the 2010 LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. Emerald Group Publishing Limited and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the award.
The award recognizes outstanding persons or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. It consists of $1,000 and a certificate of merit.
Mr. Breeding serves as the Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN and is the Executive Director the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides (www.librarytechnology.org) and lib-web-cats (http://www.librarytechnology.org/libwebcats/) which, since their inception in 1999, have developed into a seminal resource for library automation and technology professionals. In addition to his work with LTG, Mr. Breeding authors the regular features "Systems Librarian" in Computers in Libraries and "Automation System Marketplace" in Library Journal, and is a contributing editor to ALA’s Smart Libraries Newsletter. He is an invited speaker for many library conferences and workshops throughout the United States and internationally, and has many times reprised his role as a LITA Top Technology Trends "Trendster" at various American Library Association Conference panel discussions.
The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program on Sunday, June 27, at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving and reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.
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