Nominations sought for Kilgour Award

Contact: Tel Aviv V. Barbee

Awards Coordinator


For Immediate Release

October 3, 2003

Nominations sought for Kilgour Award

Nominations are invited for the 2004 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 and supporting materials is December 31, 2003.

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

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 ALA member.
Nominating letters must address how the nominee’s research is relevant to libraries and 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. For more information and a list of previous winners can please visit the LITA Web site at

Address award nominations and supporting materials to: Mark Farrar, LITA/OCLC Kilgour Award Committee Chair, Harvard College, Widener Memorial Library, Cambridge, MA

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