CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that John Walsh, director of library services at Cochise College, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.
The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Walsh at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
"The committee members were immediately impressed by the ten letters of support that John Walsh received, all of which praised him for the initiative he showed in the creation of a community college consortium in Arizona," said award co-chairs Abbie Basile of Tidewater Community College and Sandra McCarthy of Washtenaw Community College. "The fact that he was successful in bringing every community college together in a consortium to improve library buying power and other collaboration opportunities demonstrates his impressive leadership, communication, and organizational skills. The committee is pleased to offer Walsh this award in recognition of this great achievement."
Walsh received his M.S.L.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
For more information regarding the ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.
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