Tuesday, June 12, 2007

OhioLINK's Tom Sanville Receives ASCLA Award

One of many reasons that it is great to be a librarian in Ohio (yes, there are many) is OhioLink. For the past fourteen years, Tom Sanville has served as OhioLINK's executive director. He also led the way for the partnership that created Libraries Connect Ohio and is one of the founders of the International Coalition of Library Consortia.

Tom's hallmark has been demonstrating that librarians can successfully negotiate with vendors. While having breakfast at a conference with a vendor representative last year he looked at the institution on my name tag. His first words were, with a hint of fear in his eyes, "Oh, you are from Ohio. I have had many tough negotiations with Tom Sanville."

I just received an email that Tom has been named the 2007 recipient of the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Professional Achievement Award. This award is presented for professional achievement within the areas of consulting, networking, statewide service, and programs.

The award will be presented during the ALA Conference as part of the ASCLA President’s Program and Awards Ceremony, "Is Your Information Technology Accessible? Section 508 and Libraries," on Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Constitution B.

Congrats Tom! Sphere: Related Content

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is great to hear about Tom. I was an OhioLINK librarian and it is great and he did a great job.

Unfortunately not all librarians in Ohio can be in OhioLINK :( The ones who can't join OhioLINK feel shut out.