Bradley Warren, Director of Access Services for Sterling Memorial and Bass Libraries, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Access Services Award. The award is given annually by the Access Services Conference, which meets each year in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the third year that the award has been presented. The two previous recipients were Julian Aiken (Yale Law Library, 2014) and Ann Snowman (Penn State University, 2015).
In presenting this year’s award, the Awards Committee recognized Brad’s achievements throughout his seventeen-year career in libraries, and in particular his leadership and innovation since joining Yale University Library in March of 2009.
The many accomplishments of Brad’s tenure have included his comprehensive reorganization of circulation, privileges, iDesks, resource sharing, Scan on Demand, and collection maintenance into a single, highly functional department that has embraced new technologies and reduced duplication of efforts. Brad also played a leadership role in the renovation of the Sterling Memorial Library nave (2013-2014), which resulted in new approaches to how library services are provided in Sterling.
On the national stage, Brad led the petition drive earlier this year that created the new Access Services Special Interest Group within the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). He will serve as the group’s first Chair during the coming year.
Congratulations to Brad!