BARUCH LIBRARIAN RITA ORMSBY IS HONORED BY THE SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION

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 New York, NY, August 3, 2006-Assistant Professor Rita Ormsby, an information services librarian at the William and Anita Newman Library, has been awarded the 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award in Business Librarianship from the Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).

               The $2,500 award, sponsored by the specialized news publisher Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), was presented on June 12th at the international conference of SLA held in Baltimore and attended by more than 5,000 librarians and information professionals from around the world.

               The award was bestowed on Ormsby for her efforts in alerting Baruch faculty to NASD Investor Education grant programs and expanding awareness of the need for greater personal responsibility in financial planning.  Professor Ormsby was instrumental in helping Jim Coyle, professor of marketing, apply for and receive a $240,829 grant from the NASD Investor Education Foundation. Coyle is the principal investigator for the two-year grant to develop a Young Investor Online Guide that will help young adults with the basics of investing so that they can make smart investment choices in the early stages of their working lives.

               Rita Ormsby has been at the Newman Library since October 1998.  She came to Baruch from the Brooklyn Public Library business library.  Ormsby holds a Masters in Library Science (MSL) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) from Baruch College.

               In 2003, the Newman Library was named best college library, receiving the Excellence in Academic Libraries award from the Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

Contact: News Director, Zane Berzins, zane_berzins@baruch.cuny.edu, (646) 660-6105