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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.
Eligibility 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.

Criteria 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.
Presentation 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 External web site
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


Make a Donation

Please help fund the James Partridge award with your tax free gift. Mail your check made payable to Citizens for Maryland Libraries in care of our treasurer, Stuart Ragland. Address to Citizens for Maryland Libraries, PO Box 10838, Silver Spring, MD 20914. Checks should be annotated with "Partridge Award."


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