Dr. Curtis honored
by American Library Association
Today Online" (STO), a web site published by UNC Pembroke Professor
Anthony R. Curtis, has been selected by the American Library Association
(ALA) for inclusion in its Great Web Sites for Kids.
"This is a
prestigious award and I feel very honored to be chosen," Dr. Curtis
said. He is a professor in UNCP's Mass Communications Department.
Dr. Curtis' not-for-profit
web site is at www.spacetoday.org. The American Library Association's
Great Web Sites for Kids page is located at www.ala.org/greatsites.
"Space Today Online" is in the section on Sciences - Astronomy
The Great Web Sites
for Kids web page is overseen by the Association for Library Service
to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.
In a congratulatory
letter to Dr. Curtis, Mary R. Voors, chair of the ALA's ALSC Great Web
Sites committee, said, "Great Web Sites for Kids are those considered
the best web sites for ages birth-to-14, outstanding in both content
and conception. As applied to web sites for young people, 'great' should
be thought to include sites of especially commendable quality; sites
that reflect and encourage young people's interests in exemplary ways."
was one of 25 selected as a 2003 Great Web Sites for Kids addition,"
Curtis founded Space Today as a print news magazine in 1986. In 1994,
it migrated to online publication as Space Today Online (STO). During
2004, the publication will celebrate its 18th year.
is to provide accurate information on human activities in and about
space - past, present and future," Dr. Curtis said. "I interpret
this broadly, to include such areas of human knowledge as space science,
space history, space research, space flight, Solar System exploration,
Solar System astronomy, deep space astronomy and cosmology. Thus our
slogan, Covering Space from Earth to the Edge of the Universe."
STO is a definitive
news, information and education site dedicated to space science, astronomy
and related subjects. By communicating the record of human understanding
of and enthusiasm for, human space research and travel.
"STO is accessible
and useful to young and old, casual and serious readers and learners,"
Curtis said. "My audience is the global general public including
traditional and non-traditional students and teachers everywhere."
Online" has become an historical journal of human space activities
to the point where STO receives a steady flow of emailed questions from
students who want to understand how space works and what lies beyond
"Over the years,
I have been motivated by love of subject and sharing of knowledge to
perform this public service without remuneration," Curtis said.
"This is a free content site, without advertising support. My reward
is the positive moral support I receive from readers who appreciate
And now I am deeply
gratified to receive this positive acknowledgement of my work from the
American Library Association."
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For more information,
contact Dr. Curtis at 910.521.6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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