University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Studies ranked him among the top 50 most influential graduates in the school's 50 year history.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR, July 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Tony Stankus with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Stankus celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Since 2007, Mr. Stankus has been the Life Sciences Librarian and is currently also the Science Coordinator at the University of Arkansas Libraries. In 2014, he became the first librarian in the university's history to be promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor. From 1974-2007, he was the Science Librarian at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA, and in addition, from 1982-2014, was the Adjunct Professor for Special Libraries and Science Librarianship at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Library & Information Studies.
In 2017, in a published study by Aytac and Slutsky, comparing the output between 2011-2015 of over 900 librarians from 46 different countries in peer-reviewed journals covering science, engineering, medical, or agricultural librarianship, Mr. Stankus was ranked as the world's most productive author. In addition to over 200 other articles, he has authored or edited ten books, the most notable of which were Making Sense of Journals in the Life Sciences, and Making Sense of Journals in the Physical Sciences, which the British Library Association Record hailed in 1993 as a "tour de force," and The Journals of the Century, which the Journal of the Medical Library Association lauded in 2003 for "an excellent overview of the development of scientific journals." Having previously served as a columnist or contributing editor for three journals published respectively by the American Library Association, the Special Libraries Association, and Elsevier, since 2010, Mr. Stankus has been Editor-in-Chief of Science & Technology Libraries, published by Taylor & Francis, and widely regarded as the leading journal in its field.
Mr. Stankus graduated with a degree in Modern Foreign Languages from the College of the Holy Cross, summa cum laude, in 1973, with the Greater Worcester Alumni Association of that school naming him its Crusader of the Year in 2006. In 1975, he earned his MLS from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, which then named him its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1992, and in 2013, subsequently ranked him among the top 50 most influential graduates in the school's 50 year history.
Mr. Stankus has for decades been a member of SLA, the Special Libraries Association, which gave him its Rose Vormelker Award for Outstanding Mentoring of New Professionals in 2005, and elevated him to the rank of Fellow of the SLA in 2009. He is a past chair of its BioMedical & Life Sciences Division which named him its Distinguished Librarian of the Year in 2011, and is currently Membership Chair of SLA's Food, Agricultural & Environment Division.
Since 2007, he has been married to Christine Loring Soutter. He has been a lifelong registered Republican and is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.
Mr. Stankus has been highlighted in several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in Science & Engineering.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Tony Stankus has been featured on the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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