Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce Ms. Sherri Michaels, Head of Collection Management at Indiana University Bloomington, as the winner of the second annual Elsevier Library Connect Charleston Conference Award for first-time presenters.
Ms. Michaels was selected by committee in a blind judging for her session entitled “Shared Print on the Move: Collocating Collections.” Ms. Michaels received a $1,500 award to apply to travel costs incurred to attend the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, November 6–9, 2013.
“It means a lot to be the recipient of the Elsevier Library Connect Charleston Conference Award,” said Ms. Michaels. “I am delighted to share my experience with collocating collections for a shared print repository in my session, but I am most looking forward to participating in many interesting conversations and learning from my library colleagues throughout the conference.”
“The winning session will explore a pressing issue in libraries, the storage of legacy print collections, and report on the innovative CIC Shared Print Repository,” said Carol Pitts Diedrichs, one of the award judges and Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University. “We are pleased to see Elsevier’s sponsorship of the award accomplishing its purpose of supporting the educational goals of a librarian as they share knowledge and learn from their peers within the library community.”
Following the conference, Ms. Michaels will share her conference experience on the Library Connect website, which anchors a complimentary communications program from Elsevier that reaches more than 18,000 librarians worldwide. In 2012, Ms. Maliaca Oxnam, a member of the University of Arizona Scholarly Publishing and Data Management Team, received the first Library Connect Charleston Conference award, for her session entitled “Moving Technical Reports Forward: New Roles for Libraries & Librarians”; she was one of four co-presenters.
Each year more than 1,000 librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and library material vendors gather at the Charleston Conference.
For information about the award, visit: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/2013-elsevier-library-connect-charleston-conference-award.
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.