ACRL announces Student Paper Awards for Baltimore conference

Contact: Margot Conahan


For Immediate Release

January 17, 2006

ACRL announces Student Paper Awards for Baltimore conference

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the availability of Student Paper Awards for its 13th National Conference, “Sailing into the Future – Charting Our Destiny,” to be held in Baltimore, March 29- April 1, 2007.

Two Student Paper Awards of complimentary conference registration and a $500 stipend are available. Student Paper Awards will be awarded for research papers authored by library school students. Papers may report the results of completed research, describe research in progress, or present a position on a compelling problem or issue in one or more of the conference tracks. Papers should be 1,800-2,500 words and should be scholarly, well organized, clearly written, and rigorously argued. Accepted papers will be published on the Web and as part of the print conference proceedings, and will be presented during the Baltimore conference.

Full text of the Call for Participation is available online at (Click "Proposals"). Proposals must be submitted by May 10, 2006, via the online proposal form (

Questions should be directed to, 312-280-2522. Complete details about the conference are online at

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.