LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award winner announced

Contact: Mary Taylor


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

June 2001

LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award winner announced

Peter Murray, a student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, has been named the winner of the 2001 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)/Endeavor Student Writing Award, sponsored by Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., and LITA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award recognizes outstanding writing about topics related to the area of libraries and information technology by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information studies graduate program. The winning manuscript will be published in
Information Technology and Libraries (
ITAL), and the winner receives $1,000 and a certificate of merit.

"Peter's paper, 'Library Proxy Web Use Survey Results,' presents original research on use of proxy servers in libraries," Award Committee Chair Melinda Stowe said. "His research results are clearly presented, his topic is timely and highly relevant to libraries and information technology, and publication of his paper will contribute to the education of the library profession. I am very proud to recognize Peter's sound research and excellent manuscript with this award."

"We're pleased and proud to support the education of future library leaders and recognize talent in the library field by sponsoring the LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award," Endeavor President and CEO Jane Burke commented.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program on Monday, June 18, 2001, at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.