Submit a Nomination for the Prestigious Kilgour Technology Research Award

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/01/2016


Jenny Levine

Executive Director


Library and Information Technology Association

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2016.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration and/or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A curriculum vita and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over work in progress. More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA website.

Currently-serving officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the Kilgour Award Committee, and OCLC employees and their immediate family members are ineligible.

Send nominations no later than December 31, 2016, to the Award jury chair:

Tabatha Farney
University of Colorado
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3735

The Kilgour Research Award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.


About LITA

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of more than 2,000 system librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors, and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. For more information, visit the LITA website , or contact the LITA office at 800-545-2433, ext. 4268 or email us at

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians, and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract, and full-text information when and where they need it. For more information, visit the OCLC website.