Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

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The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Jarrett Dapier the 2016 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for defending the principles of intellectual freedom. The award was presented at ALA's annual conference in Orlando, Fla.

Steve Laird was elected 2016-2017 United for Libraries VP/president elect. He has been a United for Libraries board member since 2012. Five other board positions were filled during the election. Donna McDonald was elected secretary, Jeffrey Smith was elected division councilor, Marcellus Turner and Virginia B. Moore were elected to foundation at large positions, and Veronda Pitchford was elected to a friend at large position.

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) gave Dan Cohen the 2016 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. The award, sponsored by LITA and Emerald, consists of $1,000 and a citation. It recognizes an individual or institution for contributions to library and information science technology and its application. According to the announcement, Cohen won for his contributions through his work with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Zotero, publishing, and online exhibitions/collections, as well as through his writings.

The John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, sponsored by EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation, was given to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, the Chicago Public Library, the Houston Public Library, the New Orleans Public Library, Northwestern Libraries; the San Diego County Library, the Scholes Library at Alfred University, and Vancouver Public Library. Each received $10,000. See ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/05/ announcing-winners-john-cotton-danalibrary-public-relations-awards-2016 for more information.

The Special Libraries Association's (SLA) new executive director is Amy Lestition Burke. …

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