LITA Seeking Nominations for Kilgour Award

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

November 13, 2016

(via the American Library Association)

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and OCLC, Inc., invite nominations for the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 31.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration; or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A curriculum vita and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over work in progress. Currently-serving officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the Kilgour Award Committee, and OCLC employees and their immediate family members are ineligible.

More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA website. Send nominations, no later than December 31, to the Award jury chair.

Tabatha Farney
University of Colorado
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO  80918-3735

The Kilgour Research Award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

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