[Metadatalibrarians] NETSL Award 2024 Call for Nominations

Cason Snow cason.snow at maine.edu
Fri Dec 22 08:03:54 PST 2023

New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is
seeking nominations for our annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library
Technical Services.

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors contributions to the field of library
technical services in New England. We want to hear about those technical
services librarians and library staff who have inspired others. Do you have
a colleague who has tackled today's challenges in technical services and
triumphed? Do you know a person who leads the way in innovation,
collaboration, or data integration? If you know someone who fits any or all
of these descriptions, please consider submitting a nomination.

The next NETSL Award, which will be a prize of $300, will be presented at
the annual conference to be held online on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Eligibility for nomination:


   Nominees living in New England who have made contributions on a national
   level through publications, service, or innovations in practice.

   Nominees living outside of New England whose service to the profession
   has positively impacted New England libraries.

   Nominators and nominees are not required to be NETSL/NELA members.

   Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for

It’s easy to nominate someone, just fill out this brief submission form
by Friday, January 26, 2024.

Past recipients accomplishments include:


“illustrating that librarians in smaller academic and health sciences
libraries have a valuable role to play in the advancement of technical
services best practices.”

“being an advocate for “back of the house” operation while keeping public
service in the forefront of her mind”


“ability to lead, innovate, and boldly face new challenges in technical

“dedicating her professional life to the cause of effective automation in
the immediate service of technical services”


“infectious enthusiasm, big picture vision and can do attitude toward

“outstanding management and intuitive mentoring and coaching of her staff,
making her a highly respected by all who work with her”


“dedicated participation in local and national library organizations,
especially ALA and the Boston Library Consortium”

“contributions to the professional development of librarians through
numerous presentations and publications and sharing his knowledge and
insight with the library community”

Further information, including past recipients, is available on the NETSL
website: https://netsl.org/award/.

Cason Snow MLIS, MA
Head, Cataloging and Metadata
Principal Cataloger
Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine

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