Connell & Lo win ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries
Section Program Award
February 11, 2005
CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries
(ACRL), is pleased to announce that Kate Connell, reference/instruction
and library exhibitions curator, and Suzanne Lo, reference/instruction
and library program committee chair, both of the City College
of San Francisco, have been chosen to receive the 2005 CJCLS/EBSCO
Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award
for their work on the City College of San Francisco's Library
Programs and Exhibitions Committee. The committee partners
with a variety of instructional departments on campus and
with community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area
to develop programs and exhibitions that offer co-curricular
learning opportunities that enrich the intellectual, aesthetic
and cultural life of the campus community.
"The outreach effort and success of this program is
impressive and there are ideas here for all community college
libraries," said award committee chair Alice Lubrecht.
"The diversity of the programs offered shows a real interest
in getting all members of the campus involved. This program
demonstrates how a library can work to raise its profile on
campus to more than a place where there are books and research
is done, but to a vibrant campus entity that reaches out to
people and engages them."
Connell holds a M.A. degree in Art History and has served
as exhibitions curator at the San Francisco Public Library,
the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Library, and the
Galeria de la Raza. She recently co-created a major, traveling
exhibition "Our Work Life: Three Generations of Bay Area
Work and Workers," http://ourworklife.com.
Lo has extensive professional experience at public libraries
in the Bay Area, the most notable was her role in building
the busiest branch facility and offering community programming
to the Asian Branch of the Oakland Public Library in 1995.
She is cited in Who's Who Among Asian Americans, 1994-95
(Gale Research, 1994), and has contributed to several publications,
such as Harmony in Diversity; Recommendations for Effective
Library Service to Asian Language Speakers (California
State Library, 1998).
A citation and $500, donated by EBSCO Information Services,
will be presented to Connell and Lo during the American Library
Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago at the CJCLS
Awards Breakfast, Saturday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m.
ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing
12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals.
ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North
America that develops programs, products and services to meet
the unique needs of academic librarians. Its initiatives enable
the higher education community to understand the role that
academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research