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CLA Technical Services New Leader Award
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The CLA Technical Services New Leader Award cultivates new leadership in the field of library technical services. The award honors emerging leaders, enables them to attend and actively participate in the CLA conference and technical services annual meeting, and encourages and inspires them to accept leadership roles within both CLA’s Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG) and the association as a whole.

A maximum of one award is given each year. CLA’s Technical Services New Leader is presented with $500 (to help cover conference registration, travel and lodging expense), honored at the CLA annual conference, and is enrolled into CLA’s Mentoring Program.

The CLA Technical Services New Leader Award is sponsored by Brodart.

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2017 Award Recipient

Moon Kim, California State University, Fullerton



Moon Kim is the Acquisitions Librarian at the California State University, Fullerton where she oversees acquisitions of all types of materials in various languages and formats.  Prior to Fullerton, Moon was an acquisitions librarian at the University of Washington Libraries.  She received her library degree from UCLA and her very first library job was shelving books at the Young Research Library (also at UCLA) during undergraduate studies.

 

 

 

 

Award Information

Application period
The 2018 application period will open in Winter 2018.

Eligibility

  • Applicants are required to be members of CLA.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a library degree program, be a recent library school graduate, or have no more than five years of post-master's degree experience.
  • Applicants agree to attend and report on technical services meetings and programs at the CLA conference and must be willing to serve on a TSIG committee or task force, or run for TSIG office, following the annual conference.

How to apply
Applicants should submit the following to CLA:

  • A brief professional interest statement (no more than 350 words) explaining your interest and background in technical services and your career goals.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter are optional.
  • Evidence of committee work, special projects, program planning, etc. at the paraprofessional or student level are all plusses that the committee considers.

Please note: when submitting supplementary files by email, please label your files as follows: TSIG New Leader_your last name_document (e.g.: TSIG New Leader_smith_CV; TSIG New Leader_smith_cover letter).

Applications should be submitted using the online application form below. Supplementary files may be emailed to Shana Sojoyner.

Further information

  • The CLA Technical Services New Leader Award is coordinated by CLA's Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG).
  • TSIG reserves the right not to give an award if a qualified candidate is not found.
  • Award recipients will be asked to submit a photograph to be used in award publicity.
  • If you have any questions about the award, please contact Julie Moore.

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2017 CLA Technical Services New Leader Award Committee

  • Emily Koster, Contra Costa County Library 

  • Julie Moore, California State University, Fresno (Chair)

  • Elise Wong, Saint Mary's College of California