It is a matter of great pride that professionals in the field of Library and Information Science are receiving honors from all over. There are many pioneers, who have been honored, and the list includes, Ranganathan, Shera, Sayers, Kaula, Neelameghan, etc.
The most recent to be honored is Dr. Professor Emeritus Norman Horrocks***
See also: A Booknote about Professor Norman's recent book, Perspectives, Insights, & Priorities: 17 Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship
Editor: Norman Horrocks (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005)
This is probably one of the best books on the topic I have read so far. Professor Horrocks brings together 17 leaders of our profession to speak about librarianship. The list of names is pretty much a "who's who" of the profession with folks like John Berry III, Kathleen De La Peña McCook, Mary K. Chelton, and even Michael Gorman. Horrocks allow these professionals to write about any topic they wished. The result is a book full of ideas that reflect the diversity of our profession. I think this represents a good way for a librarian like me to hear these people speak about what they do best, for instance, Mary K. Chelton on youth services. The essays range from lectures to personal reminiscences to advice. Continue reading the review Read other reviews and Table of Contents
NB. See my compilation to honor Cyber savy experts in the Multifaith domain - Who is Who: Multifaith Hall of Fame of the 21st century
***I am deeply indebted to Dr. Horrocks for his cooperation in my academic and publishing activities. He facilitated my most recent book: Cyber Worship in Multifaith Perspectives, by Mohamed Taher, Scarecrow Press, 2006.