I don't usually announce these sorts of things on the blog, but since Randy is a long-time friend, colleague and fellow Habs fan, I just had to make an exception.
The SLA Engineering Division is the group that hands out the award. From their mailing list:
2011 SLA Engineering Librarian of the Year Award
The Engineering Librarian of the Year, sponsored by IHS, highlights the accomplishments and contributions of SLA Engineering Division members to the engineering librarian profession.
The SLA Engineering Division is pleased to announce: Randy Reichardt is the recipient the of the SLA Engineering Librarian of the Year Award.
Randy Reichardt is a Research Services Librarian (Engineering) at the Science & Technology Library, University of Alberta, in Edmonton. He was worked there since September 1983, and has worked specifically with engineering since 2000. His subject responsibilities include chemical, materials, and mechanical engineering, engineering management, nanotechnology, and space science and technology. His responsibilities include collection development, reference and consultation service, instruction, and liaison. He currently sits on a number of library advisory boards, and previously served as Standards Chair for the Engineering Division of SLA. Randy joined SLA in June 1984 and has been a member for 27 years.
IHS will present Randy Reichardt with the award and a $1500 check during the Engineering Division Luncheon & Business Meeting, Tuesday June 14, 2011, 12:00pm - 1:30pm.
I second that. Congratulations Randy!
Writing up this post makes me realize that I should have done the same thing last year when another long-time friend and colleague Jay Bhatt won the ASEE ELD Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award. A belated congratulations to Jay as well!