February 8, 2001
Cheryl Nyberg, reference librarian at the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library, is the recipient of the Marta Lange/CQ Award for 2001. The Law and Political Science Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries made the announcement at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association last month in Washington, D.C.
The selection of Cheryl Nyberg for this award recognizes her service to librarians who specialize in law and political science, in accordance with the award's goal to honor a practitioner who has actively advanced law and political science librarianship. Known since 1979 for her annual annotated bibliography, Subject Compilation of State Laws, Nyberg also published in 2000 a significant new work, State Administrative Law Bibliography: Print and Electronic Sources.
"Cheryl Nyberg's fastidious research, her dedicated publication, and exemplary service have been to the benefit of all law and political science librarians," said Committee Chair Susan Parker. "The award describes her work perfectly."
The Marta Lange/CQ Award recognizes an academic or law librarian who, through research, other creative activity, or service to the profession, makes distinguished contributions to bibliography and information science in law or political science. Established in 1996, the award honors Marta Lange, the 1990/91 ACRL Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Chair, whose exceptional talents as a leader were enhanced by a wonderful collegial spirit. Her bright career, cut short in a fatal automobile accident, was an inspiration to others and a model of professional service.
Previous award winners are:
Grace W. "Betty" Taylor,
Laura N. "Lolly" Gasaway,
The award, consisting of $1000 and a plaque for the recipient, is generously sponsored by Congressional Quarterly, Inc., and will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in San Francisco in June.
Members of this year's selection committee are:
Sue Parker, Chair, California State University, Northridge;
Kelly Janousek, California State University, Long Beach;
Barbara Norelli, Skidmore College;
Connie Salyers Stoner, Shawnee State University;
Marian Shaaban, Indiana University, and
Graham Walden, Ohio State University.