Three University of New Mexico librarians are being nationally recognized for their recent publication.

Amy Jankowski, Anne Schultz and Laura Soito were recently awarded the 2019 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article Motley Crew: Collaboration Across an Academic Library to Revive an Orphaned Collection, which was published in Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS), Volume 62, No. 3 (July 2018), pages 114-126. 

The Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in LRTS, the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The authors will receive $250 and a citation in recognition of their work.

Motley Crew: Collaboration Across an Academic Library to Revive an Orphaned Collection describes and analyzes a complex weeding project highlighted by cross-disciplinary, interdepartmental cooperation among several UNM campus libraries. The authors document the design, organization and implementation of this undertaking, noting the surprises (unforeseen workload increase for Access Services staff) and the successes (on-time completion of core actions) of the project. The timeliness of the article’s focus on collaboration, as well as the authors' straightforward presentation of the precedents, challenges and innovative choices made to support this venture, work together to make this article engaging to readers and highly relevant to the profession.

The award will be presented on Saturday, June 22, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C. 

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. 

Republished with permission from ALCTS.