James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award
|Purpose||The James Partridge Award is presented annually to an outstanding African American Information Professional in honor of contributions made to the information profession.|
A nominee must at the time of nomination, be working in a library, information center, archive, library/information science association, government agency or research center, or in library/information science education.
A nominee must possess a professional degree from an ALA accredited program of library/information science.
James Partridge, for whom the award is named, was a true advocate for the right of all people to read and to learn. His life-long dedication was without accolades and the deserved level of recognition.
A nominee must, like James Partridge, exemplify the highest ideals of the library/information profession including, career-long dedicated service, leadership and a commitment to the empowerment of those whom they serve.
|Nominations||Nomination of candidates and selection of the award recipient is made by the James Partridge Award Committee appointed by the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies.|
The award is presented during the University Of Maryland, College of Information Studies Annual Celebration of African American Information Professionals held each February.
The Citizens for Maryland Libraries maintains an investment fund which provides a $250.00 to the award recipient.
|Deadline||Each year, the committee chair must receive nominations by September 30th.|
|Past Recipients||2015 Wayne Crocker
2014 Dr. Janet Sims-Wood
2012 Michelle Hamiel, Johnnique Love
2009 Jacquelyn Nixon Purnell
2008 Glennor Shirley
2007 Sarah Crest
2006 Dr. Thomas C. Battle
2005 Karen Patterson
2004 No Award Given
2003 Karen L. Jefferson
2002 Nettie Seaberry
2001 Satia Marshall Orange
2000 Gregory L. Reese
1999 Simmona Simmons-Hodo
1998 James Partridge
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