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Prestigious Library Award Given to Hudson Valley Community College Library Clerk

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Jennifer Acker, a senior clerk in the interlibrary loan unit of the Dwight Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College, was recently awarded the 2014 Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) Outstanding Service Award. She will be recognized in a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. hosted by the CALA.

Acker serves as a mentor in the IDS Project, a 75-library resource-sharing consortium serving New York State. In that role, she visits academic libraries in the region and hosts site visitors to introduce best practices for interlibrary loan workflow and systems configuration. She also is chair of the IDS Project eastern region users group and is a regular contributor to state and national listservs on interlibrary loan practice.

“Many employees and students have benefited from Jen’s commitment to outstanding interlibrary loan services. A number of faculty and staff have commented on Jen’s instrumental support in their degree completion as she arranged for access to important books and articles not otherwise available from the Dwight Marvin Library collection,” said Brenda Hazard, director of the Dwight Marvin Library.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has 75,000 alumni.