The inaugural award was presented to Dreyer at the 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.
The award recognizes the accomplishments of librarians who are new to the field of academic business librarianship. “It is an honor to be the first recipient of the Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award,” said Dreyer.
Dreyer is the Head of Columbia’s Watson Library of Business and Economics. In addition to providing reference assistance to students and faculty, Dreyer oversees the collections and staff of the library. Before coming to Columbia, Dreyer was a reference librarian at the Lippincott Library at the University of Pennsylvania and a collections assistant at the Jack Brause Library at New York University. Dreyer holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 25 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 550 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries at www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb is the gateway to its services and resources.