Nominate an academic librarian for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

For Immediate Release
Wed, 11/04/2015

Contact:

Jenny Levine

Executive Director

LITA

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

312-280-4267

jlevine@ala.org

CHICAGO — LITA is seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians who have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship. It is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award:

  • University, college or community college library
  • Non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources/services/support to academic libraries

Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.

The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits. Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include documentation that indicates the name, address and phone number of both the nominating party and the nominee, as well as a narrative supporting the nomination and a current vita. Nominators are encouraged to provide additional letters of support to assist the committee in understanding the full scope of the nominee’s contributions.

Winners receive a cash award and a plaque. This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson. The award is jointly sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).

Please email your nomination to Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org. If sending multiple files, each file name must include the nominee's name. Questions can be directed to the Award Committee Chair, Colby Riggs (cmriggs@uci.edu).

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.