The Catholic Library World (CLW) Editorial Committee has selected Kimberly Kowal and Seth Meehan for “Partnerships on Campus: Roles and Impacts in Developing a New Online Research Resource at Boston College” at the Boston College, to receive the John Brubaker Memorial Award for the best article appearing in CLW for 2017-2018.

Their article,"Partnerships on Campus" describes the collaboration between the Boston College Libraries and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies to create the Portal to Jesuit Studies, an online resource for unified access to full-text primary sources and scholarship for studying the history of the Society of Jesus.  Kowal and Meehan relate how the libraries’ experience with digitization and metadata creation joined the institute’s subject expertise and knowledge of pertinent sources to publish an unparalleled collection of resources to assist scholars of Jesuit studies.  Their account joins other similar case studies in illustrating the fruitful relationships that academic libraries have formed with other entities to develop digital projects.The Brubaker Award is presented annually by the committee, to recognize an outstanding work of literary merit published in Catholic Library World during the previous year