Manuscripts sought for LITA/Endeavor student writing award

Contact: Mary Taylor


For Immediate Release

November 14, 2005

Manuscripts sought for LITA/Endeavor student writing award

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Endeavor Information Systems, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal
Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL ) and a certificate.

The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2006.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security and 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At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant(s) must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form at Send the signed, completed forms and manuscript copies by February 28, 2006, to James R. Kennedy, Buena Vista University, 610 West Fourth Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2006 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.