Cape Coral, FL (September 19, 2011) – The Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced the receipt of a number of donations from individuals currently active in the information community. These donors all were influenced at some point in their careers through interaction with Bob Asleson, late founder and president of The Redalen Group.
Bob was a man of true integrity and honor. It was a pleasure to know and work with Bob. I loved his passion for libraries. He is very much missed today. He leaves a wonderful legacy, and one that we should strive to attain. –Annette Harwood Murphy
Established by Bob’s friends and industry colleagues, this grant honors the memory of the late Bob Asleson, one of that industry’s most creative and prolific executives. An advisor and guide to countless members of the profession, Bob’s 50-year career spanned both traditional and innovative technologies, from reference materials to CD-ROMs to online databases. He held presidential positions at several leading information companies, and served on countless organization boards.
The Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant thanks the following people for their generous donations in support of library science education:
- Tim Collins, President, EBSCO Publishing
- Cheryl D. Crosby, Principal, CDC Consultants
- John Dove, President, CREDO
- Rodrigue E. Gauvin, Sr. Vice President, ProQuest
- Annette Harwood Murphy, Co-Founder, President/CEO, The Library Corporation
- Debra Spruill, President, Spruill Information Services
Annette Harwood Murphy remembered Bob: “I have known Bob Asleson for many years. He was President of TLC for a number of years before starting his company. Bob was a man of true integrity and honor. It was a pleasure to know and work with Bob. I loved his passion for libraries. He is very much missed today. He leaves a wonderful legacy, and one that we should strive to attain.”
Iris L. Hanney, president of the grant’s board of directors and founder of Unlimited Priorities, reacted to these latest gifts: “Donations from individuals such as these really reflect Bob Asleson’s influence and personal friendships throughout the information industry. We look forward to many more donations in this vein which, with the additional larger corporate gifts, will allow us to continue to award these grants for many years to come.”
Complete details regarding the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant, including donation information, are available at www.aslesongrant.org.
For additional information contact:
Iris L. Hanney, Chairman of the Board
Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant
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