The Jerome Award, established in 1992, is presented by the Academic Libraries, Archives, and Library Education Section through the Jerome Award Committee. Named after St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church (331-420), patron of librarians, it is awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution and commitment to excellence in scholarship which embody the ideals of the Catholic Library Association.
2014 Jerome Award Winner
Bernard McGinn of the University of Chicago Divinity School has been awarded our 2014 Jerome Award. Mr. McGinn will accept the award in Pittsburgh April 3014 at the CLA Annual Convention. We are pleased that he will also offer a 'Conversations' session on Wednesday, April 23rd.
Jerome Award Recipients
2013 Leslie Woodcock Tentler
2012 Barbara E. Reid. OP
2011 Dr. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (read more)
2010 Rev. Virgilio Elizondo (read more)
2009 Rev. Peter C. Phan (read more)
2008 Rev. David Tracy
2006 Jay P. Dolan (read more)
2005 Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ (read more)
2004 Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ (website)
2003 Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ (website)
2002 Monika K. Hellwig
2001 Orbis Books (website)
2000 Richard A. McCormick, SJ
1999 Walter J. Burghardt, SJ
1998 Liturgical Press, Michael Naughton, OSB (website)
1997 Raymond E. Brown, SS
1996 Roland E. Murphy, O.Carm.
1995 Cistercian Publications (website)
1994 Donald Senior, CP
1993 Claudia Carlen, IHM
1992 Michael Glazier
Jerome Award - Recipient for 2007
Origins, the CNS Documentary Service, became the sixteenth recipient of the Jerome Award. David Gibson, founding editor of the 36-year-old publication of Catholic News Service accepted the Award during the Jerome Award Luncheon on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.
The Jerome Award recognizes outstanding contribution and commitment to excellence in scholarship which embody the ideals of the Catholic Library Association. The 2007 award recognizes the outstanding contribution of Origins to Catholic scholarship under the leadership of editor David Gibson.
Origins includes papal encyclicals, key bishops’ documents, and speeches of clergy and laity recounting major church events worldwide since 1971. It provides documentation on current developments in the church or affecting the church. It also provides information on a wide range of topics of interest to those working in the church or those who need to locate information about the church’s life and ministries.
David Gibson, Origins editor, was among the early lay people to receive a degree with a theology major. His master’s degree is in religious education. He also brought journalism experience to his position with Catholic News Service. In addition to Origins he edits other CNS products, including Faith Alive!, CNS columns, Catholic Trends newsletter, CNS supplement kits, and Viewpoints. Mr. Gibson comments that he takes “…great pride…that so many libraries keep all the editions of Origins together…” including his alma maters, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota and The Catholic University of America. Mr. Gibson and his wife, Carla, have three daughters and five grandchildren.
Jerome Award - Recipient for 2009
Peter C. Phan was presented with the Catholic Library Association’s 18th Jerome Award at CLA’s Opening Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel. The award is in recognition of his outstanding contribution and commitment to excellence in scholarship which embody the ideals of the Catholic Library Association. Father Phan, coming from Vietnam to the U.S. as a refugee in 1975, is currently the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University. He has earned three doctorates and has authored a dozen books and 300 essays on various themes of theology. He is the first non-Anglo to be elected President of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
Jerome Award - Recipient for 2006
Jay P. Dolan, distinguished American scholar,visiting lecturer, consultant, and professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2006 recipient of the Jerome Award. Mr. Dolan is the author of more than forty-five scholarly articles and essays as well as the author or editor of over ten monographs, among them The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present (University of Notre Dame Press) which is widely-recognized as the standard history of Catholicism in the United States. His most work is In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension (Oxford University Press, 2002.), an interpretive study of the relationship between Catholicism and American culture over the course of the past two hundred years.
Mr. Dolan also founded the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame in 1975 and was the director of the Center until 1993. He was honored with the Jerome Award on Thursday, April 20, 2006 in Atlanta at the annual CLA Convention.