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REED'S COMPUTER USER SERVICES OFFICE RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR DOCUMENTATION

A technical help sheet produced by Reed's computer user services office was recently awarded third place in a nationwide contest for technology documentation. ACM SIGUCCS (the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services), a national association of computer information and support professionals in higher education, recognized Reed's entry, Mac Your Thesis Word '98, in the printed tutorials category. The four-page guide to thesis preparation was produced by Johanna Colgrove '92, Reed's education and documentation coordinator, and Reed senior Nathan Emmons. The award was presented to Reed, the only small school to place in the competition, in October at the annual SIGUCCS conference in Bloomington, Indiana.

Reed has consistently done well in the SIGUCCS competition, receiving first place in the printed tutorials category in 1991, second place in the printed tutorials category in 1994, third place in the on-line materials category in 1996, and third place in the printed tutorials category in 1997. Competition entries are judged on such criteria as logical sequencing, relevant examples, portability of instruction, and cohesive and consistent design. Because of her long-standing involvement in documentation, Johanna Colgrove has agreed to coordinate next year's SIGUCCS competition at the national conference in Denver.