The New England Technical Services Librarians, a section of the New England Library Association, recognized the efforts of a colleague at this year’s 2013 Annual Spring Conference held April 12 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
According to NETSL requirements, nominees shall have made contributions to library technical services in one or more of the following areas:
- Leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level
- Contributions or innovations in technical services
- Significant contributions to professional literature
- Conduct of studies or research in technical services
Gayle Ball, Supervisor of Technical Services, Springfield City Library in Massachusetts, was chosen by her peers for this award in general because of her work ethic and accomplishments over the years, and specifically due to her efforts on behalf of her library’s consortium as they migrated to a new ILS. Read more about the Award at http://netsl.wordpress.com/award/.
Marian Schwaller Carney, MLIS, Northeast Accounts Manager for Backstage states:
“Backstage is honored to sponsor this award in 2013. I have the best job, working with libraries across the northeast. New England’s librarians are consistently at the forefront of library technology, problem solving, and cutting edge developments. It is my pleasure to work with these dedicated professionals, and Backstage is thrilled to support their efforts, both corporate and individual. We congratulate Gayle on her well-deserved recognition!”
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Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced and efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.