For those whose professional work is marked by distinction and dedication to librarianship in astronomy, mathematics and/or physics.
Award Guidelines and Eligibility
The PAM Achievement Award is reserved for those recipients whose professional work is marked by distinction and dedication to librarianship in astronomy, mathematics and/or physics. The purpose of the award is to recognize those Division members who have made outstanding contributions to the Division. The award(s) will be presented annually, with an appropriate certificate describing the reason for the award.
To be eligible, the nominee must
- Be a member of the Special Libraries Association and of PAM
- Have been a member of the PAM Division for at least five years
- Be working currently in a library, information center, library school or other information related capacity.
The PAM Division Awards Committee reserves the right to withhold the award if a sufficient number of appropriate candidates are not nominated.
Nominations for the PAM Achievement Award
To make a nomination for the PAM Achievement Award, please send an email to the Chair of the Awards Committee, including the nominee's name and a brief justification of why you believe this person (or group in the case of the Division Award) is deserving of this recognition. Any documentation to support your case is appreciated. The Committee will send confirmation of receiving your nomination and may follow up if more information on the nominee is need to help the committee make a decision.
PAM Achievement Award Recipients
Zahra (Zary) Kamarei, Director of Library Services for the Taylor Health Sciences Library at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.
Jeffra Bussmann, Associate Librarian at California State University, East Bay.
Thurston Miller, Chemistry and Physics Librarian at the University of Notre Dame.
Jeff Bond, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Science Research Liaison at Texas Christian University.
Donna Thompson, Librarian at the Astrophysics Data System (ADS).
Sharice Collins, Vice President, Marketing for IOP Publishing Inc.
Ruth Kneale, Systems Librarian for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope project and the National Solar Observatory webmaster.
Emily Poworoznek, University of New Hampshire
2012 No award
Peggy Dominy, Drexel University
Michael Fosmire, Purdue University
Dana Roth, California Institution of Technology
Martha Tucker, University of Washington
Robert Michaelson, Northwestern University
2006 No award
Kristine Fowler, University of Minnesota
Molly White, University of Texas
Carol Hutchins, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Library, NYU
Brenda Corbin, U.S. Naval Observatory Library
David Stern, Yale University, Kline Science Library
4th, 2000 [joint]
Elizabeth Bryson, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. Library
Karen Croneis, University of Alabama Libraries
Nancy Anderson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mathematics Library.
2nd, 1998 [joint]
Dorothy McGarry, UCLA Science and Engineering Library
Richard Funkhouser, Purdue University Mathematical Sciences Library
1st, 1997 [joint]
Ellen Bouton, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Marlene Cummins, University of Toronto Astronomy Library
Sarah Stevens-Rayburn, Space Telescope Science Institute Library
John W. (Jack) Weigel II, University of Michigan Science Library