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News: PCC Librarian Mary Ann Laun Receives Community College Leadership Award


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) recently named Mary Ann Laun, Pasadena City College Library division dean and director of the PCC Shatford Library, the recipient of the 2012 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.

“Mary Ann Laun has demonstrated a dedication to community college libraries for over 30 years,” said award Chair Amy Gonzalez Ferguson of the Richland College Library. “Her service as co-founder and chair of the first California Community College consortium, as an editor of ‘Choice’ and as a member of Infopeople advisory committees, among other roles, benefit not just PCC students, faculty and staff, but also community colleges across the state and nationwide.”

Since 1980, Laun has served PCC in various capacities, including coordinator of technical services; coordinator of reference services; and faculty liaison, bibliographic instruction, and acquisitions librarian. She has also been involved with numerous committees including the Eureka! Leadership Institute (2011), the OCLC Members Council (2005-2009), and the Infopeople Advisory Committee (2005-present).

Her numerous publications include “On-ramps to PCC Digital Highways: Digitization Activities and Trends in California’s Community College Libraries” (2007), and “California Community College Consortium from Electronic Research Purchasing,” with Tamara Weintraub (2000).

Laun earned her M.L.S. in 1974 from UCLA and received her Master’s of Education and Instructional Technology at Cal State Los Angeles in 1995.

For more information regarding the ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit

Release Date: 03/06/2012
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