Michèle V. Cloonan, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, is the recipient of the 2010 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. The award, consisting of $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L. P., recognizes the contribution of a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 27, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Cloonan's academic and practical accomplishments represent a long, diverse and extremely active career dedicated to promoting preservation in practice, theory and graduate- and doctoral-level education. Since she began her career in 1974, Dr. Cloonan’s major accomplishments include: her extensive research and publications, which form a major contribution to the literature of the profession; her incomparable influence and leadership in the field of preservation education and curriculum development for preservation in library science programs nationwide; and her active role as a leader in preservation organizations and efforts, a testament to her commitment to the profession.
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