Deborah Ryszka

Presidential citation

University of Delaware Library's Ryszka receives ALCTS Presidential Citation

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11:04 a.m., Nov. 19, 2012--The University of Delaware Library has announced that Deborah Ryszka, associate librarian in the Metadata Services Department, was presented with the Presidential Citation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) at the 2012 annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this year.

ALCTS President Betsy Simpson of the University of Florida Library presented the award.

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The Presidential Citation acknowledged Ryszka’s “outstanding service” as chair of the ALCTS Membership Committee and organizer of the ALCTS 101 event held at annual conferences.

The award noted that Ryszka’s “excellent organizational skills and creative flair have greatly impacted the committee’s success in new member outreach and development” and that her “extraordinary efforts and positive spirit have fostered a sense of collegiality among division members.”

The Presidential Citation honors ALCTS members who make significant contributions to the association and to the profession but whose accomplishments do not fall with the criteria for ALCTS’ other awards. The Presidential Citation is intended to recognize distinguished achievement by a member or members. 

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