Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award
Award and Frequency
Certificates honoring the author and publisher of the Gleason Book Award winner
Entries for each triennial award must have been published between January 1 and December 31 of the three years preceding the award year. Bibliographies and edited collections will not be considered.
Nominations are welcome from all interested parties and should include a) 1 copy of the nominated volume and b) a brief statement explaining why the book is worthy of consideration for the Gleason Book Award. Nominations - received by Friday, January 16, 2016 - should be sent to:
Applications must be received by Friday, January 16, 2016. Receipt will be confirmed within 3 business days.
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Entries are judged on quality of scholarship, clarity of style, depth of research, and ability to place research findings in a broad social, cultural, and political context. One award will be given every third year. If a suitable candidate is not found, the award will not be presented for that three-year cycle.
The winner will be announced in a press release on or about June 1st of the award year. Certificates will be presented at a Library History Round Table awards ceremony during the American Library Association Annual Conference in the year of the award.