Celebrate with your LC Colleagues!

Lavonda Broadnax, digital reference specialist in CALM, will receive the RUSA Zora Neale Hurston Award at the RUSA Awards Reception on Sunday, June 30, 5:00-6:30 pm, Hyatt RegencyMcCormick Place-Prairie Room.

Colleen Cahill, digital conversion coordinator in the Geography and Map Division, will receive the 2013 MAGIRT Honors Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and major contributions to map and geospatial librarianship and to the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table of ALA at the MAGIRT Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 29, 7:00-10:00 pm (invitation-only).

Judith A. Kuhagen, who retired in 2011, will receive the ALCTS Margaret Mann Citation at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at 5:30 pm Sunday, June 30, in the Hilton, Continental Ballroom A.

Jill Lewis, who was a reference librarian at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the 1990s until becoming director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in 2003, will receive the Francis Joseph Campbell Award at the ASCLA/COSLA Reception, 5:45 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 in Field 20A-C, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.  All ALA Annual attendees are welcome at the reception.

Ruth Nussbaum, who retired in 2012, will receive the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award/ ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at the ASCLA/COSLA Reception, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 in Field 20A-C, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. All ALA Annual attendees are welcome at the reception.

Barbara Tillett, who retired in 2012, will receive two awards at ALA Annual:

Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, will receive the ALA Melvil Dewey Award and Medal at the ALA Awards ceremony at 3:30 pm Sunday, June 30, in the McCormick Place Convention Center, S100a. The ALA President's and Awards Reception will be from 5:30 to 7:00 in the Convention Center Grand Ballroom Lobby.

Among the achievements noted by the Dewey jury and the many colleagues who wrote in support of his award nomination are Wiggins’s oversight in leading the historic merger of the acquisitions and cataloging functions at the Library of Congress; leadership in building a flexible and robust framework for sharing bibliographic and other metadata related to cultural heritage objects; co-chairing the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test Coordinating Committee; co-leading the New Bibliographic Framework Initiative that will replace MARC; Convening the Library of Congress Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium and his mentoring of colleagues and the willing sharing of his knowledge.

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