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Congratulations to Elizabeth Berman of the University of Vermont who was selected as an ALA Emerging Leader for 2011. Elizabeth has been active in USAIN and most recently served as the Chair of the Sponsors/Exhibitors Committee for the USAIN 2010 Purdue Conference.


"Toni Greider has been selected to receive the 2007 Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Service Award. This award is given by the UK Chapter of this national agricultural organization. The award recognizes a non-alumnus for significant contributions and service to Kentucky agriculture. "

...submitted by Dana Boden from Off the Shelf: A monthly look at life in the UK Libraries  April 2007:


Dana W. R. Boden received the 2007 Outstanding Science Librarian Award from the University of Nebraska Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.


Allison Level has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Colorado State University Libraries Faculty Award for Excellence. This award recognizes a member of the Libraries faculty for outstanding contributions to the Libraries, to the University, and/or to the library profession.


Ms. Level has been recognized not only for her practice of librarianship, but also for her many scholarly and creative contributions to the profession. In the letters of nomination and support one faculty member said, "Allison is a caring and thorough professional who exemplifies the highest standards of our profession."


A significant achievement has been her work on the NEH-grant-funded Colorado Agriculture Bibliography Project. The Web site and Searchable Database is now used as a model for other librarians. Level and three colleagues received the Libraries' Bright Idea Project (BIP) Award in 2006 for their work on that project.


Ms. Level has also been active with the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) and is currently serving as a Director on the USAIN Executive Council. She collaborates on the two CSU Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) projects . Melanie Gardner, AgNIC Coordinator at the National Agricultural Library, says "Ms. Level has been a real asset to AgNIC. She is engaged, highly professional, and enthusiastic. She has made tremendous contributions to the partnership."


Examples of her research areas include information literacy, using Web tools in libraries, information seeking behavior, new models for research sharing such as blogs and wikis, and the future of science librarianship. Among her scholarly achievements are six published peer-reviewed articles since 2003, with two more in press; three chapters in refereed books with another in print; and many articles and reviews for a variety of other publications.


Ms. Level joined the CSU faculty in 2000 as a science reference librarian and is now the College Liaison Librarian to the Warner College of Natural Resources. During her time at CSU she has also worked with several departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences . She holds degrees from the University of Arkansas , Kent State University , and Emporia State University.

...submitted by Judea Franck , Colorado State University Libraries



Mike Haddock's book, Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses, published by the University Press of Kansas, was awarded the 2006 Kansas Notable Books medal on Friday, September 29, 2006. Haddock's book had the prestige of being exhibited at the National Book Festival on the Kansas table.   More information:

...submitted by Mohan Ramaswamy