Many years ago, I worked with the owner of Pierian Press (then publisher of Library Hi Tech) and the LITA Awards Committee to design the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.
The award recognizes “outstanding achievement in communicating to educate practitioners within the library field in library and information technology.”
The slate of winners has, almost without exception*, been absolutely first-rate.
This year is no exception. Meredith Farkas has been named this year’s award winner–and richly deserves it. She has done and continues to do excellent work. I’m proud to consider her a friend and colleague, and have certainly benefited from her work–and learned from it.
*There was one oddity, in 1995, but we’ll leave that one unmentioned.