Paul Kelsey, of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, has been recognized by the Louisiana Library Association as a recipient of its Article of the Year Award.

Head of acquisitions at the library, Kelsey was honored for his article, “Demand Driven Acquisitions: Perspectives from a Second Year Pilot,” which was selected by the award panel based upon its technical merit and educational value to Louisiana librarians.

Published in “Louisiana Libraries,” the official journal of the Louisiana Library Association, the article presents guidelines, suggestions and perspectives regarding the practice of demand-driven acquisitions, which is now an established ebook acquisitions model in many academic libraries. The project detailed in the article is entering its third year at SLU.

“I am delighted that Paul Kelsey is the recipient of this year’s Article of the Year Award from the LLA,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “Our academic librarians wear many hats, one of which is that of scholarship, and Paul definitely exemplifies the scholarly aspect of our role. His article was well deserving of the award, and we're proud of his success.”