Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award

About the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award This annual award recognizes an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years. The award honors Ilene F. Rockman's professional contributions to academic librarianship in the area of information literacy. This award is administered by the Instruction Section.

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Award and Frequency

A plaque and $3,000 award, donated by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.

This award is given out on an annual basis.


Publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee. Instruction Section publications are not eligible for award consideration. Publications from 2015 and 2016 can be considered for the 2017 award.

Application Instructions

Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include a letter supporting the publication and a complete citation of the publication. Whenever possible, an electronic version of the article, book, etc., should also be included.

Send nominations to the Ilene F. Rockman Award Vice-Chair, David D. Oberhelman, Oklahoma State University, T: (405) 744-9773, E-mail:

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

Contact Information

Maoria Kirker (Chair, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018)
Jo Angela Oehrli (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018) -
American Library Association
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Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

Publications are judged on the basis of relevance to the field of instruction in academic or research libraries, originality, timeliness, and quality of writing.