Our thanks go out to Jon Ritterbush for his service as chair for the College and University Section.  Jon agreed to start his term year early, beginning in May, 2013 after then Chair Sally Gibson relocated out of state.  We have benefited from his leadership and direction during the past year and a half and look forward to working with him in his new role as Immediate Past Chair.  In the photo, Joyce Neujahr is presenting Jon Ritterbush with a plaque noting his service as Chair of C&U.

2015 Officers:

Joyce Neujahr - Chair, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Julie Pinnell - Vice Chair/Chair Elect, Doane College

Holli Duggan - Secretary, UNL

Jon Ritterbush - Immediate Past Chair, UNK


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Ruth Carlock, Director of Levitt Library at York College, recieved the College and University Section's 2014 Distinguished Service Award.  Ruth has worked for the library at York College for a total of 25 years, serving as Assistant Director for 11 years and Director for the past two years. Her campus activities have included the York College Grievance Committee, Web Committee, Social Club sponsor, Faculty Forum secretary, information literacy instructor as well as sewing costumes for college plays for six years.  Ruth has taught Children's Literature at York College and teaches a cataloging class for Central Community College.

Ruth serves on the Southeast Library System's Board, has supported NLA with past participation on the NLA Grants and Award Committee, the NLA Publications Committee, and is currently on the NLA Scholarship and Awards Committee.  She is the sitting chair of C&U's Nominating Committee.

From her nomination letter, 'Frankly the amount of work that Ruth accomplishes is quite amazing.'  Her peers recognize her hard work and service to the profession.


Nominations are now being accepted for the NLA College & University section's 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize a C&U member who has contributed to academic librarianship at their workplace and/or through service in library professional associations. A complete list of the criteria and details for submitting nominations are available on the new(!) NLA/C&U website.

Please send your nomination(s) and supporting materials by September 5th to:
Jon Ritterbush
E-Resources and Serials Librarian
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska-Kearney
2508 11th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849-2240
...or by e-mail to Jon at: ritterbushjr@unk.edu

Are you interested in attending a professional meeting, conference, training or symposium? The C&U section would like to give financial support to one of its members in fulfilling their professional development needs. Read the guidelines and follow the links to the Professional Development Grant Application and Professional Development Grant Terms. Applications for the C&U Professional Development Grant are due on June 30, 2014.