Sunday, March 22, 2009
Richard LeComte winner of Justin Winsor Prize
"The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association has named Richard LeComte the winner of the Justin Winsor Prize for 2009. The award, $500 and a certificate, is presented annually to the author of an outstanding essay embodying original historical research on a significant subject of library history. The author is also invited to publish the essay in Libraries & Culture, a journal of library history published by University of Texas Press. An MLIS student in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama, LeComte won the prize for his essay, 'Writers Blocked : The Debate Over Public Lending Right During the 1908s.'"