Ellyssa Kroski has been named the winner of the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Emerald Group Publishing sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for their long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. The winner receives a citation and a $1,000 stipend.
The Award Committee selected Kroski because of her passion for teaching and technology, as well as her impact in public libraries, academic libraries, and with library school students. As a technology expert, an editor, contributor, and compiler of books, she has helped make technology and makerspaces accessible for many different types of institutions.
Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 36 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL’s 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set, won the ALA’s Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker.
When notified she had won the Award, Kroski said, “I am incredibly honored and very pleased to receive this award from LITA. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with and be inspired by many amazingly talented librarians throughout my professional development activities and to all of those colleagues I extend my thanks and share this honor as well.”
Members of the 2017 LITA/Library Hi-Tech Award Committee are: Vanessa L. Ames (Chair) and Robert Wilson.
Thank you to Emerald Publishing and Library Hi Tech for sponsoring this award.