Best of LRTS Award

About the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award
The Best of LRTS Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper published each year in the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Library Resources & Technical Services.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

$250 and a citation

This award is given out on an annual basis.


Each of the papers published in the volume year is eligible for consideration with the exception of official reports and documents, obituaries, letters to the editor, and biographies of award winners.

Application Instructions

Applications are not accepted for this award.

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

 Each paper shall be judged on the following points:
 Content with a significant contribution about one or more issues addressed by ALCTS and its sections.
Statements in the paper are adequately supported by accurate data and/or documentation.
Clear and readable writing style.


Recipient notified by jury chair just prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting