Nominations sought for the LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award by December 1, 2005

Contact: Mary Taylor


For Immediate Release

November 14, 2005

Nominations sought for the LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award by December 1, 2005

CHICAGO – Nominations are sought for the LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award. Sponsored by Thomson Gale, this award is given annually to recognize a librarian or library that demonstrates exemplary entrepreneurship by providing an innovative product(s) or service designed to meet the needs of the library world through the skillful and practical application of information technology.

Deadline for nominations is December 1, 2005.

More information is available at

Candidates for the award will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Appropriate and creative use of information technology in its development and significance of its contribution to the functioning of libraries and/or librarians
  • Clarity and effectiveness of the written application/nomination, including sufficient detail to demonstrate the relevance and usefulness of the product/service to libraries and/or librarians

Applications should evidence timeliness in product/service development, originality of ideas, persuasiveness of arguments, quality of writing and clarity of presentation. Applications should also include reference information for those with knowledge of the product/service who may be consulted by the committee and potential sites that may be visited or queried.

The winner will receive $5,000 and a framed certificate presented at ALA Annual 2006. The winner will be invited to submit a descriptive summary of the entrepreneurial achievement for publication in a featured area of the LITA website.

Please send nominations to Judith Carter (, the current chairperson of the LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award Committee:

Judith Carter

Head, Bibliographic & Metadata Services

UNLV Libraries

4505 Maryland Pkwy, Box 457034

Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-7034