Nominations sought for Kilgour award

Contact: Mary Taylor

For Immediate Release
November 21, 2006

Nominations sought for Kilgour award

CHICAGO - Nominations are invited for the 2007 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 is December 31, 2006.

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 are manipulated and managed. The award consists of $2,000 cash and an expense paid trip to the ALA Annual Conference (airfare and two nights lodging).

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; 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 vitae and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over works in progress. More information and a list of previous winners can be found at

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

Send nominations by December 31, 2006, to: Susan Martin, 10 Colonial Farm Circle, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.