First Step Award to Chris Bulock

Chris Bulock, Electronic Resources Librarian at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville,  is the recipient of the 2014 First Step Award — A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.  The award will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Bulock started working with continuing resources as an electronic resources intern at Occidental College in 2009.  He began his professional career as electronic resources librarian late that year at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. In this role he facilitated access to full-text journals by improving the configuration of Lovejoy Library’s SFX interface and library website, introduced library branding to most databases and platforms and instituted the ERMes electronic resources management system.

He has presented at a number of regional conferences, two NASIG conferences and the Mississippi State University Libraries eResource and Emerging Technologies Summit in the 2013 on topics related to managing continuing resources and he has chaired the CARLI consortium’s Electronic Resources Working Group.

Chris’s commitment to professional growth in the continuing resources field is evidenced by his conference presentations, participation in continuing education programs and work within the CARLI consortium on continuing resource issues.  This award will help him further his professional development and strengthen his ALCTS relationships.

He graduated from Occidental College, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s in Cognitive Science. He earned his master’s in Master of Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009.

John Wiley & Sons sponsors this $1,500 grant, which offers librarians new to the serials field an opportunity to broaden their perspective by attending an ALA Annual Conference and by encouraging professional growth through participation in ALCTS Continuing Resources Section activities.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources.

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