Professor and social sciences librarian
Belk Library and Information Commons
2018 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award
Association of College and Research Libraries
“Scherlen’s work touches on a number of the categories for award winners, including innovation in teaching and learning, scholarship and research and civic engagement.”
Award Chair Julie Leuzinger, head of library learning services and political science librarian at the University of North Texas
BOONE, N.C. — Allan Scherlen ’96, professor and social sciences librarian in Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons, is the winner of the 2018 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award is one of 15 achievement and distinguished service awards conferred by the Politics, Policy and International Relations Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
SAGE-CQ Press, the sponsor of the award, will present Scherlen with a $1,000 prize and a plaque during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The award, established in 1996 by the Law and Political Science Section of ACRL, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.
“In reviewing Scherlen’s nomination, the committee was particularly impressed with his impact on the political science curriculum at Appalachian State University in being embedded in the undergraduate research methods course, as well as his implementation of a two-year NEH grant dealing with Muslim culture and politics within the community,” said Award Chair Julie Leuzinger, head of library learning services and political science librarian at the University of North Texas.
“The committee also noted that the nomination came from the chair of the department he serves. Scherlen’s work touches on a number of the categories for award winners, including innovation in teaching and learning, scholarship and research and civic engagement.”
Scherlen received his Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Master of Library Science from Appalachian.
For more information regarding the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/marta-langesage-cq-press-award.
About the Association of College and Research Libraries
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing nearly 10,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL — a division of the American Library Association — develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. Learn more at http://www.ala.org/acrl.
About SAGE Publishing
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content, publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books on a wide range of subjects each year. SAGE’s library products include archives, data, case studies and video.
About University Libraries
University Libraries at Appalachian State University contributes to the campus mission of learning, teaching, advancing knowledge, engagement and effectiveness. Belk Library and Information Commons along with the Nicholas Erneston Music Library provide academic resources for all students and faculty. Within the library, students and faculty find group and quiet study spaces, the Digital Media Studio, the inspire lab, the Idea Factory, digital devices to check out, and special collections such as the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection and Instructional Materials Center. Learn more at https://library.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.