The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) honored Larry Alford, university chief librarian for University of Toronto, with the CARL Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship during the CARL Annual General Meeting in May 2021. This award, sponsored by ProQuest, is given annually to “a Canadian individual who has served the profession with marked distinction and has made significant national and international contributions to research librarianship through their leadership and engagement.”
Alford was Association of Research Libraries (ARL) president 2015–2016 and a member of the ARL Executive Committee 2014–2017 and Board of Directors 2012–2017. He has served on numerous ARL committees and working groups since 2005, including chairing the Governance Committee in 2016–2017 and the Nominating Committee in 2017. Alford was an ARL Leadership and Career Development Program career coach 2013–2014.
For details about Alford’s award, see the CARL news release “Larry Alford Honoured with CARL Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship.”