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2017 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Award

The University of Maryland Libraries' online exhibition that last year celebrated the 150th anniversary of the publication ofAlice's Adventures in Wonderland won a national award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS).

The association named five winners and one honorable mention for the 2017 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

The awards, funded by an endowment established by Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab, editors of “American Book Prices Current,” recognize outstanding printed exhibition catalogs and guides, and electronic exhibitions, produced by North American and Caribbean institutions. The winning catalogs will be on display at the 2017 RBMS Conference Booksellers’ Showcase in Iowa City, Iowa, and certificates will be presented to each winner at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The Division Five (electronic exhibition) winner is the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives for “Alice 150 Years and Counting…The Legacy of Lewis Carroll: Selections from the Collection of August and Clare Imholtz.”

“The committee praised ‘Alice 150 Years and Counting’ for its interesting content and its creative design,” noted Johnston. “The committee particularly liked how the exhibit designers opted to show multiple views and page openings of the exhibit items, so as to give viewers a much more extensive view of the books in question than would have been possible in a physical exhibit. The committee also appreciated the inclusion of the print catalog as a downloadable PDF. Finally, the exhibit featured a page for additional news and events related to the exhibit, as well as a featured items blog, allowing for additional material and updates over the course of the exhibit.”

For more information regarding the ACRL RBMS Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards, including a list of all recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website

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