Samuel Lazerow Fellowship For Research in Collections and Technical Services in Academic and Research Libraries (HISTORICAL)

About the Samuel Lazerow Fellowship For Research in Collections and Technical Services in Academic and Research Libraries This award fosters advances in collections or technical services by providing fellowships to librarians for travel or writing in those fields. Research projects in the compilation of bibliographies will not be supported by this fellowship.

Samuel Lazerow led a distinguished career as a major contributor to the advancement of information technology at the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Agriculture Library among others. He ended his career as Senior Vice-president at the Institute for Scientific Information.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

$1,000 cash and a plaque donated by the Thomson Reuters.

This award is not currently being given out.


No restrictions on who may apply.

Applicant Responsibility

Recipients of the fellowship are required to submit a 6-10 page report of the results of their research to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) within two months of the project's completion. A 500-word summary for possible publication in C&RL News is also due at that time.

Application Instructions

Brief proposals (five pages or less, double-spaced) should include the following:

  • Description of research, travel, or writing project
  • Schedule for project
  • Estimate of expenses (e.g., travel, faxing, data analysis, computer time, photocopying, typing)
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae should accompany proposal

Electronic submissions are required.  E-mail the application to Megan Griffin at  If sending multiple files, each file name must contain the applicant's name.  Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2009

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

The proposals will be judged with an emphasis on the following:

  • Potential significance of the project to acquisitions or technical services work
  • Originality and creativity
  • Clarity and completeness of the proposal
  • Evidence of an interest in scholarship (previous publication record)