IFLA honors Dr. Koontz with Scroll of Appreciation

Dr. Christie Koontz, an Associate in Information Studies in the College of Communication & Information’s School of Library and Information Studies, has been awarded the 2011 International Federation of Library Agencies’ Scroll of Appreciation.

The award, given annually to an individual for contributions to both the organization and the profession, was presented at the IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Aug. 19.

IFLA’s executive committee chose Dr. Koontz based upon her professional activities and service to the Management and Marketing Section from 1999-2011. Her contributions have included educational programs and pre-conferences conducted and developed for librarians in more than a dozen countries; a marketing glossary translated into eight languages; an international marketing award now in its 10th year; service as information coordinator for the section; and dozens of books, chapters and articles.

IFLA was founded in 1927 and has 1,600 member institutions from all over the globe.