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Martin Aurand, Principal Librarian and Architecture Archivist at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award for distinction in the profession from the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL). The award recognizes outstanding and sustained service to the profession through active participation, advocacy, and leadership in AASL; outstanding and sustained service to a library serving an academic architectural program in a manner consistent with the highest standards of the field; and significant research or publication that demonstrates the value of architecture librarians and their profession.

As the University Libraries’ liaison to the School of Architecture, Aurand offers reference and research consultation services, provides curriculum-based research instruction, acquires and manages information resources, and engages issues around scholarly communications. As Archivist, Martin manages the collections and operations of the Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives, a repository of architectural drawings and other records documenting the architects and architecture of Pittsburgh and its vicinity, including the Carnegie Mellon campus. He has been with Carnegie Mellon since 1987.

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