Nominations sought for Kilgour award

Contact: Tel Aviv V. Barbee


For Immediate Release

October 2002

Nominations sought for Kilgour award

Nominations are invited for the 2003
Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2002.

The Kilgour Award honors research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed. The award consists of $2,000 cash and an expense paid trip to the ALA conference (airfare and two nights lodging).

Nominations will be accepted from any member of ALA. 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 provision of information resources. In addition, a complete curriculum vita and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over works in progress.

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 to: Lawrence A. Woods, LITA/OCLC Kilgour Award Committee Chair, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA 52242-1420.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program at the 2003 ALA Annual Conference in Toronto.