PAM Achievement Award

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

 

20th, 2018

Thurston Miller, Chemistry and Physics Librarian at the University of Notre Dame.

 

19th, 2017

Jeff Bond, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Science Research Liaison at Texas Christian University.

 

18th, 2016

Donna Thompson, Librarian at the Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

 

17th, 2015

Sharice Collins, Vice President, Marketing for IOP Publishing Inc.  

 

16th, 2014

Ruth Kneale, Systems Librarian for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope project and the National Solar Observatory webmaster.  

 

15th, 2013

Emily Poworoznek, University of New Hampshire

 

2012 No award

 

14th, 2011

Peggy Dominy, Drexel University

 

13th, 2010

Michael Fosmire, Purdue University

 

12th, 2009

Dana Roth, California Institution of Technology

 

11th, 2008

Martha Tucker, University of Washington

 

10th, 2007

Robert Michaelson, Northwestern University

 

2006 No award

 

9th, 2005

Kristine Fowler, University of Minnesota

 

8th, 2004

Molly White, University of Texas

 

7th, 2003

Carol Hutchins, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Library, NYU

 

6th, 2002

Brenda Corbin, U.S. Naval Observatory Library

 

5th, 2001

David Stern, Yale University, Kline Science Library

 

4th, 2000 [joint]

Elizabeth Bryson, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. Library
Karen Croneis, University of Alabama Libraries

 

3rd, 1999

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