Apply for the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Tech Education

For Immediate Release
Wed, 10/21/2015

Contact:

Jenny Levine

Executive Director

LITA

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

(312) 280-4267

jlevine@ala.org

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publishers of Library Hi Tech. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1, 2015.

The award, given to either a living individual or an institution, may recognize a single seminal work or a body of work created during or continuing into the five years immediately preceding the award year. The body of work need not be limited to published texts but can include course plans or actual courses and/or non-print publications such as visual media. Awards are intended to recognize living persons rather than to honor the deceased; therefore, awards are not made posthumously. More information and a list of previous winners can be found in the LITA Awards and Scholarships section.

Currently serving officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award Committee and employees and their immediate family of Emerald Group Publishing are ineligible.

Nominations must include the name(s) of the recipient(s), basis for nomination, and references to the body of work and should be submitted to the Committee using the online nomination form. Questions about the nomination form can be sent to Patrick Roth, LITA/Library Hi Tech Award Committee chair, at rothpa@gvsu.edu.

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Orlando, Florida.

 

About Emerald Group Publishing

Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,350 books and book series volumes. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products, resources and services to support its customers’ needs.

Emerald is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and  works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation. It also works in close collaboration with a number of organizations and associations worldwide.

About LITA

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of more than 2,000 system librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. For more information, visit the LITA website , or contact the LITA office at 800-545-2433, ext. 4268 or email us at lita@ala.org.