DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 25 June 2012. OCLC's commitment to knowledge, education and public service includes furthering the advancement of librarianship. OCLC does this not only through its research and advocacy efforts but also by financially supporting awards and scholarships. OCLC announces the following 2012 awards that recognize innovation and creativity in the global library community. The recipients were acknowledged June 25th during the OCLC President's Luncheon at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition being held in Anaheim, California, USA.
OCLC/LITA Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
Eugene D. Hsue, University of Pittsburgh
Margaret Mann Citation
Jane Greenberg, Professor and Director, SILS Metadata Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John Ames Humphry/OCLC Forest Press Award for International Librarianship
Jane Kinney Meyers, Founder and President, Lubuto Library Project
American Library Association's Melvil Dewey Medal
Beverly P. Lynch, professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles
Virginia Boucher—OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian
Cyril Oberlander, Interim Director, Milne Library, State University of New York, Geneseo
Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology
G. Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University
More information about OCLC annual awards and scholarships can be found at www.oclc.org/community/careerdevelopment.
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