Thursday, December 11, 2008


The Sara Aull Award recognizes the best student paper of publishable quality relating to special libraries. Papers are judged on
originality, professional significance, clarity of expression, and relevance to the field of special librarianship. The winner receives a $1000 cash prize and publication on the NCSLA website.

At our December 4th banquet Jill Robinson, NCSLA Student Relations Chair, presented this award to Gaye Colvin, a UNC-G student living and working in Asheville. She is the ORPCE Logistics Coordinator & FM Grants/Research Coordinator at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville. Her paper reports on a user survey and needs assessment in a digital health care library.

Click here to open a pdf of the winning paper, Digital Health Sciences Library User Survey & Needs Assessment: Preceptors Use of the AHEC Digital Library in the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Region .

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Post Officers Installation Banquet Notes

The Officers Installation Banquet was a wonderful celebration where past President Joanie Olivier gave the incumbent President Mary Schwartz the reins of leadership. There were new officers officially acknowledged during the evening. Below is a list of the 2009 NCSLA officers:

  • President - Mary Schwartz
  • Present-Elect - Jamal Cromity*
  • Past President - Joania Olivier
  • Treasurer - Mary Krautter*
  • Secretary - Susie Corbett
  • Third Year Director - Karin Shank
  • Second Year Director - Susan Forbes
  • First Year Director - Mary Lane*
  • Student Academic Relationships – Jillian Robinson*
  • Webmaster – Amy Johnson*
  • Membership – Erin Iannacchion
  • Communications / PR – Amy Davis*
  • Career Guidance – Tamika Barnes McCollough
  • Chapter Archivist – Rebecca Vargha
  • Strategic Planning – Sperry Krueger

* = New

A complete listing of NCSLA board leaders is always available at:

The evening was highlighted by the Keynote Speaker Davenport (Dav) Robertson who provided his speech on "InfoPrognostication": 100 Years Past, 100 Years Future." Dav took the audiuence back in time with a glimpse of 1909 perceptions and a nod to the future with humorous photos, graphics, and audio clips. He demostrated the evolution of information professionals and set the stage for SLA's Centennial Commission plan for celebrating this milestone throughout the coming year.

A very special thank you is extented to the sponsors of the banquet: