Rodgers (U. of Michigan) is 2009 Partington Award recipient

[the following press release has been abridged; the entire text can be read here]

CAMBRIDGE, MA (Nov. 20)–Amidst an audience of colleagues and well-wishers, Jonathan Rodgers, Head of the Near East Division at Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, received the 2009 David H. Partington Award. The award was presented at the 38th annual conference of the Middle East Librarians Association (MELA), held this month in Cambridge.

The David H. Partington Award was established to recognize MELA members who have displayed a high standard of excellence and accomplishments in and contributions to the field of Middle East librarianship, librarianship in general, and scholarship, and who have given outstanding service to MELA itself.

Jonathan Rodgers serves as Head of the Near East Division and Coordinator of Area Programs at Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan.

Dr. Rodgers has been an active member of MELA for over 20 years. In particular, he has given diligent and outstanding service as Editor of MELA Notes from 1997 to 2007.

In the words of Jonathan’s references, he “shows his serious commitment to the advancement of research and learning across the field of contemporary Middle Eastern and ancient Near Eastern Studies. His office is always open for students and faculty to come and consult on matters of research.”

Meryle Gaston
University of California, Santa Barbara


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