Barbara K. Nelson Christian Periodical Indexer of the Year Award
Barbara K. Nelson Christian Periodical Indexer of the Year award shall be recommended (when appropriate) and awarded by the CPI Team with the approval of the Board of Directors. This award is presented at the ACL annual conference President's Banquet to a deserving volunteer.
The 2017 Barbara K. Nelson Indexer of the Year Award was awarded to Robert Burgess, Digital Resources Librarian at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Christian Periodical Index team first met Robert Burgess about 5 or 6 years ago when he showed up at the indexers’ meeting at the annual conference. Robert signed up to index a couple of journals. Since then, he has added a couple more journals, and at the indexers’ meeting at the most recent conference he signed up for two more! He has also been working on retrospective indexing. He regularly submits indexing and enhances the Index through that project.
Robert definitely wants to serve, which is obvious in the way he works with others. The CPI Reviews Editor, Jamey Wilkes commented, "When I think about Robert, I think of Ephesians 6:7: With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”
We certainly have seen that servant heart in Robert in his contribution to CPI, and congratulate him on receiving the Indexer of the Year Award for 2017.
Recipients of the Indexer of the Year Award
2016 - Joan Spanne
2015 - Craig Kubic
2014 - Sheila Carlblom
2011 - Lynn Brock
2009 - Michael Van Huisen
2008 - Stanford Terhune
2006 - Ruth Butler, Barbara Nelson, Douglas Butler, Steve Brown
2004 - Murl Winters