Wheat Ridge, CO (June 11, 2007) The American Society of Indexers presented the 2007 Hines Award to Sandi Schroeder during its Annual Meeting in May.
Schroeder was nominated by a broad range of fellow indexers who produced an impressive account of her many services to ASI and its members at both chapter and national levels. She has been a member of ASI since 1988, and was largely responsible for resurrecting and maintaining the once- dormant, now vibrant Chicago/Great Lakes chapter, and has served as a chapter office on many occasions. Known as a personal mentor of indexers, Schroeder brings new people into the field. She is also a public advocate of the art of indexing, speaking to such organizations as Dominican University library science classes, Chicago Women in Publishing, and the Publishers Marketing Association. One nominator compiled a list of over 20 national offices that Sandi has held since 1997 – as an active board member, committee volunteer, SIG member, and ultimately as president of the society.
According to Kate Mertes, chair of the Hines Award Committee, one of Schroeder’s most important accomplishments was ensuring that ASI would always have a reliable copilot: she spearheaded the effort to obtain a management organization for ASI, and indeed found and championed The Resource Center. Without that bold and inspired move, many of her successors would not have been able to take on the heretofore time- consuming and income-gobbling role of president, and many of ASI’s current activities (such as the education program) could never have been attempted.
About the Award ASI, in its 40-year history, has been fortunate in having the services of many dedicated members. The Theodore C. Hines Award was established in 1993 to honor those members who have provided exceptional service to ASI. The award is ASI’s highest honor to its own, and was named for Ted Hines, who played a large part in the establishment of the Society.