February 1, 2012 — Tim Strawn, director of information resources and archives at Kennedy Library, has been selected for the 2012 Esther J. Piercy Award by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.
This award recognizes librarians with fewer than ten years of professional experience who have shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.
Contributions to Cal Poly
Since joining Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library two years ago, Strawn has guided major collection issues including the adoption of new discovery tools and the acquisition of significant new digital content.
Service to academic libraries
In addition to his role at Kennedy Library, Strawn is a director-at-large for the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Board of Directors. He is a member of the Inclusive Excellence Council and participates in several library consortia on access issues. He also serves as chair of the search committee for a new editor-in-chief of Library Resources and Technical Services for the American Library Association (ALA).
Strawn will receive the award this June at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.