Core/OCLC Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology Committee


Solicits nominations and select an individual whose work brings to attention research that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information technologies, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed. This award is sponsored by Core and OCLC.

This award is currently paused.


Ms. Rachel Lynn Frick (Ex-Officio Member, January 25, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, August 1, 2020, to April 3, 2024)
Amber Robbin (Staff Liaison, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)

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About this Committee


  • Promotes the opening of the application process and solicits award nominations;
  • Reviews submitted nomination packages and selects awardee;
  • Chair writes the announcement and citation.

Expected Time Commitment

  • Holds 4-6 virtual meetings and no face-to-face meetings each year;
  • Group members work an average of 2 hours per month in January, February, and March.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Familiarity with the award, awareness of current trends in library technology, or experience reviewing award applications.


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