Jane Cramer of Brooklyn College is 2012 NYLA/GIRT Mildred Lowe Award Recipient

Rosemary LaSala, President of the New York Library Association Government Information Roundtable (NYLA/GIRT), today announced that Jane Cramer, Government Information Specialist and Associate Professor, Brooklyn College Library, is the 2012 recipient of the NYLA/GIRT Mildred Lowe Award for her contributions to government documents librarianship.

A�Professor Cramer is being recognized for her continuing leadership and professionalism with ongoing impacts on government information users and service providers. A�She works with programs and departments within her university and the broader community to provide statistical and other materials for students, faculty, researchers, grant writers, small business owners, and others.

A�She regularly speaks to library school students about government information and hosts one or two interns each year. She has recently prepared a new web page focusing on elections and is finishing up a Staff Development project on finding local demographic information. A cooperative program with two high schools helps students learn about the government documents collection and encourages them to explore the wide range of government information materials.

A�Professor Cramer is a leader in the New York government documents community. A�She regularly mentors new documents librarians and library school students, and co-chairs the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Government Documents Special Interest Group (GoDIG).

A�The Mildred Lowe Award honors librarians who have made significant contributions to government documents librarianship, access to government information, and/or the encouragement of documents in New
York State libraries. It is given in memory of Mildred Lowe, Director of the Division of Library and Information Science at St. John’s A�University and an indefatigable champion of public access to government information.

Posted by Mary Redmond, NYLA/GIRT Awards Committee

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