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Blackwell's Scholarship Award

Deadline for nominations is December 1.


To honor the author or authors of the year's outstanding monograph, article or original paper in the field of acquisitions, collection development, and related areas of resources development in libraries.  


Blackwell's will donate a $2,000 scholarship to the U.S. or Canadian library school of the winning author's choice. The Scholarship will be given to a student concentrating in the acquisitions or collection development areas.


Publications from the years of the award are eligible. Reprints of earlier publications will not be accepted.

Evaluation Criteria

  • intellectual content (original, thought-provoking),
  • practical value,
  • theoretical value,
  • scholarship,
  • presentation, and
  • style.  
For nomination information contact the Chair of the Blackwell's Scholarship Award Jury.

Blackwell's Scholarship Award Recipients

2007 Ross Atkinson, “Six Key Challenges for the Future of Collection Development,” published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 50, number 4 (October 2007): 244-251.
2006 John Willinsky. "The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship." MIT Press, 2006.
2005 Peggy Johnson. Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management. (Chicago: ALA, 2004).
2004 Katherine Treptow Farrell and Marc Truitt. "The Case for Acquisitions Standards in the Integrated Library System." Library Collections, Acquisitions & Technical Services. 27 (2003), 483-492.
2003 Richard Fyffe. "Technological Change and Scholarly Communications Reform Movement; Reflections on Castells and Giddens." Library Resources & Technical Services. 46 (April 2002), 50-61.
2002 Richard Meyer. 2001. A Tool to Access Journal Price Discrimination. College and Research Libraries 62 (May): 269-288.
2001 Joseph Branin, Frances Groen, and Suzanne Thorin. "The Changing Nature of Collection Management in Research Libraries."  Library Resources & Technical Services. 44 (1), 23-32.
2000 Anna H. Perrault. "National Collecting Trends: Collection Analysis Methods and Findings." Library & Information Science Research. 21 (1), 47-67.
1999 Ross Atkinson. "Managing Traditional Materials in an Online Environment: Some Definitions and Distinctions for a Future Collection Management." Library Resources & Technical Services. 42 (January 1998), 7-20.
1998 David F. Kohl. "Resource Sharing in a Changing Ohio Environment." Library Trends, Winter 1997: 435-447.
William Gray Potter. "Recent Trends in Statewide Academic Library Consortia." Library Trends. Winter 1997: 416-434.
1997 Walt Crawford and Michael Gorman for Future Libraries: Dreams, Reality and Madness, ALA Editions, 1995.
1996 Samuel G. Demas, Peter McDonald, and Gregory Lawrence for "The Internet and Collection Development: Mainstreaming Selection of Internet Resources," Library Resources & Technical Services 39 (July 1995), 275-90.
1995 Patricia Buck Dominguez and Luke Swindler for "Cooperative Collection Development at the Research Triangle Libraries: A Model for the Nation" (College & Reserach Libraries: 470-496, November/December 1993).
1994 Anna L. DeMiller, Elizabeth A. Fuseler, and Joel S. Rutstein for "Ownership versus Access: Shifting Perspectives for Libraries" In Advances in Librarianship, v. 17, pp. 33-60, 1993.
1993 Ann L. Okerson for "With Feathers: Effects of Copyright and Ownership on Scholarly Publishing" (College & Research Libraries 1(5):425-538, September 1991).
1992 Richard M. Dougherty and Carol Hughes for "Library Cooperation: A Historical Perspective and a Vision for the Future" In Advances in Library Resource Sharing, v.1, 1990) and Cal Gough for "Key Issues in the Collecting of Gay/Lesbian Library Materials" (Gay and Lesbian Library Service, pp. 3-10, 1990).
1991 Gary D. Bird for "An Economic 'Commons' Tragedy for Research Libraries: Scholarly Journal Publishing and Pricing Trends" (College & Research Libraries, 51:184-95, May 1990).
1990 Joe A. Hewitt for his article "On the Nature of Acquisitions" (Library Resources & Technical Services, 33: 105-22, April 1989).
1989 Frederick C. Lynden for "Prices of Foreign Library Materials: A Report" (College & Research Libraries, 49: 217-231, May 1988).
1988 Joe A. Hewitt and John S. Shipman for "Cooperative Collection Development Among Research Libraries in the Age of Networking" (Advances in Library Automation and Networking, v.1, 1987).
1987 Ann Okerson for "Periodical Prices: A History and Discussion" (Advances in Serials Management, v.1, 1986).
1986 Patricia A. McClung; William Hepfer; Stanley P. Hodge; Marcia Pankake; Beth J. Shapiro; and John Whaley for Selection of Library Materials in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1985).
1985 Ross Atkinson for his article. "The Citation as Intertext: Toward a Theory of the Selection Process." (Library Resources &Technical Services 28: 109-19, April/June 1984).
1984 Nancy E. Gwinn and Paul H. Mosher for their article "Coordinating Collection Development: the RLG Conspectus," (College & Research Libraries 44: 128-40, March 1983
1983 Phyllis J. Van Orden for The Collection Program in Elementary and Middle Schools: Concepts, Practices and Information Sources, illustrated by William R. Harper (Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1982).
1982 Richard K. Gardner for Library Collections: Their Origin, Selection & Development (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981).
1981 Robert D. Stueart and George B. Miller, Jr. for Collection Development in Libraries: A Treatise (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1980).
1980 Charles B. Osburn for Academic Research and Library Resources: Changing Patterns in America (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979).
1979 Mona East and Rose Mary Magrill for "Collection Development in Large University Libraries" (Advances in Librarianship, v. 8, 1978).
1978 J. Michael Bruer for "Resources in 1976" (Library Resources & Technical Services 21: 234-48, Summer 1977).
1977 Herbert S. White for article "Publishers, Libraries and Costs of Journal Subscriptions in Times of Funding Retrenchment" (The Library Quarterly, 46:359-77, October 1976).
1976 Hendrick Edelman, Carol Nemeyer and Sandra Paul for article "The Library Market: a Special Publishers Weekly Survey" (Publishers Weekly, June 16, 1975).

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