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Awards and Honors

Service to the Profession Awards

Special Achievement Award

Honorary Memberships

Conference Scholarships

Awards from Other Organizations to USAIN Members

Another Notable Agricultural Librarian

 


Service to the Profession Award ^top

This award is designated for USAIN members who have demonstrated leadership in advancing the field of agricultural information and who have established new directions or visions for the field.

2016

Allison Level, Professor and Coordinator for Collections at Colorado State University, in recognition of her demonstrated leadership in advancing the field of agricultural information through her efforts and commitment to mentor agricultural librarian colleagues and provide a supportive professional environment.

2014

Amy Paster, Life Sciences Library, Penn State University in recognition of her demonstrated leadership in advancing the field of agricultural information, including her service and impact on projects in support of agricultural research.

2012

Ms. Nan Hyland (posthumously awarded), Mann Library, Cornell University in recognition of  her demonstrated leadership in advancing the field of agricultural information, establishment of new directions or visions for the field of agricultural information, and contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods or techniques in the organization or delivery of agricultural information.

2010

Melanie A. Gardner, USDA/National Agricultural Library, in recognition of her visionary role in advancing AgNIC and for her leadership contributions to agricultural information.

2008

Barbara Hutchinson, Assistant Director of the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station in Tucson, Arizona in recognition of her visionary role in advancing the field of agricultural information and outstanding leadership to USAIN.

2006

JoAnn DeVries, formerly Coordinator for Collection Development and Management in Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota, in recognition of her exceptional record of professional leadership, research and scholarship during 1991-2006.

2005

Toni Greider, Associate Dean for Research & Education for Universityof Kentucky Libraries, in recognition of her visionary leadership in establishing USAIN as a viable component of the national agricultural information community and her many contributions in the international information arena.

2003

James Horsfield (posthumously awarded), USDA economist instrumental in developing AgEcon Search.

M. Kay Mowery, for her leadership and contributions to USAIN and to agricultural information in general.

2001

Pamela Q. J. Andre, former Director of the National Agricultural Library, for her outstanding efforts in areas such as the development of AgNIC, digital preservation, and international outreach.


Special Achievement Award ^top

A Special Achievement Award may be given to a member of USAIN who has provided outstanding service or support to USAIN. It is awarded for work performed outside the sphere of the Executive Committee. It is awarded on an ad hoc basis, for meritorious service to USAIN. Nominations for this award generally come from the Executive Council.

2016

Connie Britton, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Librarian at The Ohio State University, in recognition and gratitude for her numerous and significant contributions to USAIN since its inception.

2010

Michael D. Esman, USDA, National Agricultural Library, in recognition and gratitude for his eleven years of service and contributions as the National Agricultural Library Liaison to the USAIN Executive Council.

2008

Carla Casler, Research Specialist at Arid Lands Studies in Tucson, Arizona, was given the first USAIN Special Achievement Award in recognition of her leadership in developing the USAIN website into a major stop on the agricultural information highway and for her long record of outstanding service.


Honorary Memberships ^top

Honorary Memberships are given to individuals who are not members of USAIN, but who have been either an outstanding individual in the field of agricultural information or who have provided outstanding service and support to the Network.

2016

Dr. Karen Launchbaugh (Professor and Director of the Rangeland Center, University of Idaho), Dr. George Ruyle (Professor and Marley Endowed Chair for Sustainable Rangeland Stewardship, University of Arizona), and Dr. John Tanaka (Associate Director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station and the Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center) in recognition of their leadership and outstanding work with the Rangelands Partnership.

2012

Ms. Gauri Salokhe, Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension (OEK) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of agricultural information.

2010

Peter R. Young, Library of Congress, in recognition of his role as Director of the National Agricultural Library and for his contributions to the field of agricultural information.

2006

Sarah Thomas was one of USAIN's charter members and served as a leader in agricultural librarianship at the National Agricultural Library and Cornell University. Ms. Thomas is currently the Director of University Library Services at Oxford University.

2001

Nancy Eaton, Dean of Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University, for her work in the early development of USAIN, and for her pioneering activities in the electronic dissemination of information, such as AgNIC and the National Agricultural Text Digitizing Program;

Jan Kennedy Olsen, formerly Director of Mann Library at Cornell University, for her visionary and pioneering activities in the field, including the development of the national preservation program for agricultural information;

Sam Demas, College Librarian and Senior Lecturer at Carleton College Library, for his leadership and direction, also in the development of the national preservation program for agricultural information.


Conference Scholarships ^top

 

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2014
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2012
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2010
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2008
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2006
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2005
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2003 Conference Scholarship for Members New to USAIN or Agricultural Information

2001 Conference Scholarship for Members New to USAIN or Agricultural Information

1999 Conference Scholarship for Members New to USAIN or Agricultural Information

1997 Conference Scholarship for Members New to USAIN or Agricultural Information

1995 Conference Scholarship for Members New to USAIN or Agricultural Information


Awards from Other Organizations to USAIN Members ^top

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SLA/FAN Distinguished Member awardees who are USAIN members:

Oklahoma State University
Library Faculty Award for Notable Achievement
Colorado State University Libraries Faculty
CSU Libraries Faculty Award for Excellence
Gamma Sigma Delta
University of Kentucky Chapter
Distinguished Service Award
University of Nebraska Chapter of Sigma Xi,
The Scientific Research Society
Outstanding Science Librarian Award

Nebraska Library Association

College and University Section

Distinguished Service Award

Kentucky Library Association
Special Librarian of the Year
Kentucky Library Association
Academic Librarian of the Year
Librarians Association of the University of California
Berkeley Division
Distinguished Librarian Award
Another Notable Agricultural Librarian ^top