Indiana University Bloomington Librarian Wins Award for First-Time Presenters
Sherri Michaels, Head of Collection Management at Indiana University Bloomington, is the winner of the second annual Elsevier Library Connect Charleston Conference Award for first-time presenters. Sherri was selected by committee in a blind judging for her session entitled “Shared Print on the Move: Collocating Collections.” She 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 Sherri. “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, Sherri will share her conference experience on the Library Connect website. In 2012, 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.