Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

About the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management
The award will be given to recognize the contribution of an individual who has demonstrated innovation and excellence in the practice of electronic collection management and development.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

One annual award that consists of a citation and $2,000.
This award is given out on an annual basis.


Any candidate who meets the requirements is eligible.  Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of Coutts Information Services are not eligible for the award.

Application Instructions

Nominations should include the name, address, phone number and email address of each nominee and nominating party, a formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, a description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed and letters of support and endorsement.  Letters of endorsement from others should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. The number of letters of endorsement received for a nominee shall not be a determining factor in the selection process; rather, the evidence of the person’s accomplishments that fulfill the intent of the award shall be the factor considered.  Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations are accepted by the award jury chair.

Contact Information

Ms. Denise Pan (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Laurel Sammonds Crawford (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Leigh Ann DePope (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Jennifer L. Peters (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Charles Wilt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to February 28, 2015) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-5030
Fax: (312) 280-5033
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the person's achievements including but not limited to:
    * Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials
    * Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
    * Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections
    * Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic library resources


Recipient notified by jury chair after Midwinter