Honors Joan Giesecke (Nebraska–Lincoln) received the 2011 ALA Equality Award at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans this summer. Giesecke was recognized for her commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion at the University of Nebraska and for her work, advocacy, mentorship, and leadership in this arena on a national level. Paula Kaufman (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has been named the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year for 2011 by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries. The award recognizes Kaufman’s extraordinary leadership in Illinois, her vision and strategic thinking for the future of libraries, and the generosity with which she shares her inspirations. Joan Lippincott (CNI) received a Minerva Award from SUNY Geneseo during the summer reunion. The award recognizes alumni for outstanding achievements and excellence in librarianship. Rush Miller (Pittsburgh) was named the recipient of the 2011 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his outstanding contributions to the advancement of Chinese American librarianship and cooperation between American and Chinese libraries. Ingrid Parent (British Columbia) received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa on June 11, 2011, as part of its 190th convocation. Carlos Rodriguez (ARL Leadership and Career Development Fellow, 1997–98) was awarded the Trejo Librarian of the Year Award by REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. The Trejo Award recognizes a librarian who has distinguished him- or herself in the field of librarianship, promoted and advocated services to the Spanish–speaking and Latino communities, and made outstanding contributions to REFORMA. Rodriguez is Associate Dean of Technology and Information Services at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. RLI 276 31 News ( C O N T I N U E D ) SEPTEMBER 2011 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A QUARTERLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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