Purpose of Award
The Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship is made annually to an individual who has distinguished him/herself in the field of Business Librarianship.
The recipient's contribution may lie in a variety of endeavors, such as authoring a seminal book or articles in business librarianship, the development of an imaginative and successful program centered around business within a library, the teaching of business librarianship in a particularly creative manner, the display of unusually strong leadership in a professional association geared to business librarianship, or other activities that encourage librarians to excel in business librarianship.
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Nomination of Candidates
The selection of a recipient is accomplished through a review of written nominations by the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship Committee of the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the ALA Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
Nominations must clearly state the contributions of the nominee in the field of business librarianship and explain the significance of the contributions (such as, effect on ideas/practices of the field, extent and depth of research and publishing, effect of leadership on organizations) and the magnitude of their influence. Self-nominations are accepted. Deadline date is December 15. The nomination form can be found here.
Form and/or Type of Award
Citation and a $3,000 cash award.
SEND NOMINATIONS TO:
Mail to: Mark E Andersen
Business Science Technology Division
Harold Washington Library Center
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street, 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60605
E-mail to: Andersen@chipublib.org
Subject: GALE CENGAGE LEARNING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS LIBRARIANSHIP