Dec. 21, 2011

Library Science Professor Recognized for Leadership

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Renate Chancellor

Renate Chancellor, clinical assistant professor in The Catholic University of America's School of Library and Information Science, has been awarded the 2012 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award.

The annual award is given to an ALISE member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in association activities. Chancellor, who leads CUA's Law Librarianship Program, will receive the award during the ALISE Awards Reception, which will be held in Dallas on Jan. 19.

"I am thrilled and deeply honored to receive this prestigious award," says Chancellor. "Being recognized as a leader in an organization with so many outstanding individuals committed to promoting excellence in research, teaching, and service in library and information science education is truly humbling."

Chancellor has held leadership positions within ALISE and presented her research on several of the organization's panels for several years. Since 2009, she has been the convener of the Special Interest Group for Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns. In this capacity, she has promoted diversity within the organization. She helped plan a special program on diversity for the organization's 2011 San Diego conference and served as a moderator for part of the program.

In addition, Chancellor was appointed to the association's Membership Advisory Committee in 2010 for a two-year term. She provides input and suggestions to the ALISE board of directors on matters regarding membership. She has also been appointed to the nominating committee (2011-2013) where she nominates candidates for election to the board.

Chancellor has worked at Catholic University since 2009. She previously taught at San Jose State University and earned her doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008.