Manuscripts sought for LITA/Endeavor student writing award

Contact: Tel Aviv V. Barbee

Awards Coordinator


For Immediate Release

October 3, 2003

Manuscripts sought for LITA/Endeavor student writing award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will honor a student or students enrolled in an accredited ALA graduate program for the best unpublished manuscript. The LITA/Endeavor student writing award, sponsored by LITA and Endeavor Information Systems, consists of a certificate, $1,000 and publication in LITA’s refereed journal,
Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL).
The deadline for manuscript submissions is February 28, 2004.

The award recognizes superior student writing and seeks to enhance the professional development of students.
Manuscript entries can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Example topics include: digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant(s) must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level.

For award consideration applicants must fill out an application and follow the detailed guidelines posted on
Send signed, completed forms and manuscript copies to Del Hamilton, LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award Committee Chair, Slippery Rock University, Bailey Library, Slippery Rock, PA

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2004 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.