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At its annual conference, SLA announced that the SLA Military Librarians Division was awarded the 2007 SLA Professional Award. The award recognizes a special event, major achievement, or specific significant contribution to the field of librarianship or information science. According to the announcement, the division received this award because its members "work tirelessly to be sure that the men and women serving to protect their countries in the Armed Forces have the information services and resources they need both abroad and at home." The members of the division represent all of the military branches.

In a separate release, SLA announced that it inducted two of its members into the SLA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame award, presented to an SLA member in good standing toward the end of his or her career, recognizes significant service and contributions to the association and the profession.

Paul Wasserman has been an SLA member for 57 years. He was the founder of the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland, and he served as its first dean until 1970, after which he served as a professor.

Gary D. Wiggins has been an SLA member since 1976. Currently, he is the director of the chemical informatics program and adjunct professor of informatics at Indiana University. He is the author of the book Chemical Information Sources, its online successor Chemical Information Sources Wiki, and many articles on science librarianship and information handling.

OCLC, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the American Theological Library Association, and OCLC PICA announced the IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellows for 2008. The Fellows are as follows:

* Hanan Erhif, information specialist at the Moroccan Institute for Scientific and Technical Information in Rabat, Morocco

* Atanu Garai, online networking specialist at Globethics.net in New Delhi, India

* Kamal Kumar Giri, library officer at the Ministry of Water Resources in Gulmi, Nepal

* Sarah Kaddu Birungi, librarian at the National Library of Uganda in Kampala, Uganda

* Cyrill Walters, librarian (music specialist) at the University of Cape Town in Rondebosch, South Africa

The IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. The program runs for 5 weeks, with 4 weeks based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, and the fifth week at OCLC PICA in Leiden, Netherlands. During this time, the Fellows will participate in lectures, seminars, and mentoring.

The Library of Congress announced that Eric Hansen has been named chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division at LC.

In 1985, he joined the Getty Conservation Institute as an assistant scientist. After that, he was an associate scientist and then retired in 2006 as a scientist and project manager. In 2006, he won the American Institute for Conservation's President's Award, and in 2007 he received the AIC Foundation's Kress Conservation Publications Fellowship. Hansen is a founder and former chair of AIC's Research and Technical Studies Group, as well as its Conservation Science Task Force. He has served as special editor for Conservation Research and Technical Studies Papers in the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation.

Hansen has a degree in chemical engineering from California State University, a master's degree in chemistry from the University of California-Irvine, and a doctorate from UCLA.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) announced that Ellen R. Tise is its president-elect for a 2-year term (2007-2009), then will serve her 2-year term as president beginning August 2009. …

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