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Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 15.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the contribution of a library leader who has demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, collection management and development, preservation and reformatting and continuing resources). Selection of the winner is based on the person's accomplishments as they relate to: recognized leadership in ALCTS; significant contribution to professional literature in ALCTS areas; exemplary research in ALCTS areas; leadership in other professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; acknowledged leader in and by the library community at large; and recognition of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc. The award winner receives a citation honoring their contributions and a stipend of $3,000 generously donated by EBSCO. Nominees must be ALCTS members and self-nominations will not be accepted.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate, send that nomination, including the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the nominee and the person providing the nomination and a statement outlining the qualifications of the individual based on the award criteria to Gina Solares<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, chair, Ross Atkinson Award Jury.

Additional information such as a resume, C.V. or narrative career outline and letters of endorsement may be sought by the jury chair.

Visit the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award page<> for more information.

Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Research Services
University Libraries
University of Houston
A Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university
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