Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award Presented to Duke’s Nancy Gibbs

The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Nancy Gibbs, head of acquisitions at Duke University, to receive the 2007 Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award.  The Award, sponsored annually by Harrassowitz, an international bookseller and subscription agency, recognizes a librarian for contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of acquisitions.  The Award includes a $1,500 gift.  Gibbs will receive the Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award in June in Washington, D.C., during the annual meeting of the American Library Association.

The Award Jury for the ALCTS/AS Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award noted Nancy Gibbs’ strong record of dedicated service to both the institutions in which she has worked and the associations with which she has been active and described her as “highly respected for her selfless work ethic and the leadership she has brought to the academic library profession.” Gibbs was one of the first acquisitions librarians to report to the profession on incorporating electronic books into the academic library environment.

Gibbs has held the position of Head of the Acquisitions Department for the Duke University Libraries since 2001. Prior to coming to Duke, she was the head of the Acquisitions Department at North Carolina State University’s D.H. Hill Library.