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University of Florida’s Judith Russell to Receive NFAIS 2017 Miles Conrad Award at Annual Conference
NFAIS’s premier annual award honors Russell’s significant contributions to advancing librarianship and information services
January 5, 2017, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, today announced Judith Russell, the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the NFAIS 2017 Miles Conrad Award.
NFAIS’s Miles Conrad Award, long considered the information community’s premier annual honor for achievement in fostering the growth of information services, is being given to Russell in recognition of her significant achievements in librarianship and for her leadership in information services throughout a career spanning academia, government, the non-profit and private sectors.
“I am deeply honored to have been chosen to receive this award. NFAIS has played an important role in my career working in special libraries, government, the information industry, and most recently in an academic research library. Being able to work with colleaques in so many different types of information service organizations has been immensely valuable. We each bring different experiences, perspectives and knowledge to NFAIS, and our interactions enrich us all through the people we meet, and the experiences and ideas share,” said Russell.
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