New technical services award
By Janette McConville.

The BCLA Cataloguing and Technical Services Interest Group (BCCATS) is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new Technical Services Award for BC libraries. This award recognizes an individual or unit working in technical services that has demonstrated excellence and/or made a difference to users and colleagues in British Columbia in the area of Technical Services.

Nomination criteria for the BCCATS Technical Services Award will include at least some of the following:
Demonstrated impact on users, the library and/or colleagues across BC
Demonstrated collaboration with colleagues or other institutions
Worthy of inspiring similar efforts within the profession
Must have worked in B.C. within the past year

All nominations submitted by February 15, 2014 will be considered by the BCCATS awards committee for the current year’s awards. Nomination forms are available on the Cataloguing and Technical Services (BCCATS) webpage: Nominations can be emailed to Janette McConville at

Please note: Nominees or their institutions are required to be BCLA members.

Janette McConville is the Chair of the BCLA Cataloguing and Technical Services Interest Group.