Cumberland University


Hitchcock Receives Library Association Honor



Cumberland University congratulates Eloise Hitchcock, director of the Doris & Harry Vise Library at CU, on her recent selection as the 2009 recipient of the Tennessee Library Association's Frances Neel Cheney Award.

The award recognizes a significant contribution to the world of books and librarianship. Frances Neel Cheney was known nationally for her publications featuring annotated bibliographies of reference materials and was the head of the Reference Department at Vanderbilt University and a professor and administrator at the Peabody School of Library Science.

"We're very proud of Eloise and grateful to count her as a member of the Cumberland University community," Dr. Pete Peterson, CU Vice President for Academic Affairs, commented. "She's been active in promoting library reading programs and has also published bibliographies and edited resource reviews for several journals."

Hitchcock was also selected to receive the award due to her past achievements and ongoing enthusiasm in encouraging the love of books and reading, according to the Tennessee Library Association (TLA). The award was presented during the TLA 2009 Conference, recently held in Nashville