Justin Winsor Prize for Library History Essay
Applications must be received by Thursday, January 31, 2013. The application deadline is firm and any submissions received after the deadline will not be forwarded to the review committee. Receipt will be confirmed with 4 business days.
The award, named in honor of the distinguished 19th century librarian, historian, and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president, consists of a $100 cash award. It includes an invitation to have the winner's paper considered for publication in Libraries & the Cultural Record.
Manuscripts submitted should not be previously published, previously submitted for publication, or under consideration for publication or another award. To be considered, essays should embody original historical research on a significant topic in library history, be based on primary sources materials whenever possible, and use good English composition and superior style.
Essays should be organized in a form similar to that of articles published in Libraries and the Cultural Record, with footnotes, spelling and punctuation conforming to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers should not exceed 35 typewritten, double-spaced pages (plus footnotes and bibliography).
FOUR (4) copies of the manuscript should be submitted by January 31, 2013. The name and other information identifying the author should appear only on a separate cover letter.
Submit manuscripts to:
Justin Winsor Prize Committee
c/o Office for Research and Statistics
American Library Association
50 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Submissions via fax and email are not acceptable.
Decisions will be made by LHRT's Justin Winsor Prize Committee.