2020 ACRL Section Award Recipients Announced

Samantha (Sam) Harlow, online learning librarian and assistant professor for University Libraries has been awarded the 2020 DLS Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Harlow will receive $1,200 to attend the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference and a plaque to honor her accomplishments. The award acknowledges any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of, distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

The award is administrated by the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS). Nominees for the award must have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation and/or leadership
  • Participate in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication or presentations in areas of distance learning librarianship

Harlow holds a master of science in library and information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor of arts in cinema studies from New York University. Prior to joining University Libraries, Harlow was an instructional technology consultant for the School of Education at UNC Greensboro. Prior to joining UNCG, Harlow was the media and digital resource librarian at High Point University and the digital production manager at Triangle Research Libraries Network.

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