The H.W. Wilson Foundation
 
Press Releases:

January 2017
THE H.W. WILSON FOUNDATION RENEWS SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS WITH COMMITMENT OF $885,000 TO A.L.A. ACCREDITED LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE PROGRAMS

December 2016
American Doctoral Dissertations Now Includes Access to Full Text and Expanded Coverage of 20th Century

June 2016
Jim Matarazzo, vice-president & secretary of The HW Wilson Foundation, receives the prestigious Dana award from the Special Libraries Association (SLA)

July 2015
Jim Matarazzo, vice-president & secretary of The HW Wilson Foundation, named to Special Library Association's Hall of Fame.

James Matarazzo and Ethel Salonen have gone far in their profession and had far-reaching impacts on the field of special librarianship, but neither will have to go much of anywhere or do anything to reach the next milestone in their
illustrious careers. Jim, dean and professor emeritus at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston, and Ethel, head of information services at MITRE in nearby Bedford, Massachusetts, will be inducted into SLA’s Hall of Fame next month during the awards ceremony at the SLA 2015 Annual Conference. The conference will host approximately 2,000 librarians, information professionals, and industry vendors at the Boston Convention Center on June
14-16.

The Hall of Fame is reserved for SLA members at or near the end of their active professional careers and recognizes distinguished service and contributions to SLA or an SLA chapter or division.

Jim, an SLA member since 1964, has been a member of the association’s board of directors and president of the Boston
Chapter (now the New England Chapter) and has also served on several committees and task forces. He was named a Fellow
of SLA in 1988, received the SLA Professional Award in 1983 and again in 1988, and was given the SLA President’s Award
in 1991.

Although he officially retired from Simmons in 2002 after more than four decades on the faculty (including 14 years as
assistant dean of the library school and 9 as dean), Jim continues to teach courses on his favorite topic—the organization
and management of corporate libraries—and write extensively about the value of corporate libraries. He is the author of
several books, including Closing the Corporate Library: Case Studies on the Decision-making Process (1981), and the
co-author (with Toby Pearlstein) of Special Libraries: A Survival Guide (2013).



June 2015
The H.W. Wilson Foundation was named business honoree of the year by Rockland
County Community College at 2015 Rockland County Community College Foundation Leadership Awards Luncheon held in April.  The HW Wilson foundation has been a long time supporter of the RCC scholarship program.

            
Pictured clockwise from top left: Dennis J. Dale, Treasure, Rockland County College, Cliff L. Wood, President, Rockland County Community College, Harry Regan, President, HW Wilson Foundation and Bill Stanton, Executive Director, HW Wilson Foundation.

January 2015
THE H.W. WILSON FOUNDATION RENEWS SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS WITH
COMMITMEMNT OF $870,000 TO A.L.A. ACCREDITED  LIBRARY  AND INFORMATION
SCIENCE PROGRAMS


November 2014
The H.W. Wilson Foundation, Inc. announces its scholarship program for 2015 with $130,000 divided equally among 13 American Library Association accredited programs

September 2014
H. W. Wilson Foundation announces a cooperative effort with EBSCO and the Congregational Library and Archives to digitize American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955™, originally published by the H. W. Wilson Company

January 2014
The H.W. Wilson Foundation, Inc. announces its scholarship program for 2014 with a 
total $140,000 to be divided equally among 14 ALA accredited programs


December 2012
The H.W. Wilson Foundation announces the establishment of the
Harold and Gail Regan Endowed Scholarship Fund


Presentation of $500,000 scholarship grant to St. John's University
Left to right: William Hayden, Vice-Persident, HW Wilson Foundation, Gail Regan,
Harry Regan, Vice-President, HW Wilson Foundation, Victoria Shoaf, Dean, Peter J.
Tobin College of Business, William Stanton, President, HW Wilson Foundation and
Peter J. Tobin.

The H.W. Wilson Foundation, Inc. announces its scholarship program for 2013 with a
total $160,000 to be divided equally among 16 ala accredited programs

December 21, 2011
H.W. Wilson Foundation renews scholarship
grants with commitment of $580,000 to A.L.A
accredited library schoolsDecember 21, 2011

November 15, 2011
The John Cotton Dana Award (JCD) is being expanded to
include eight $10,000 grants.


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