Manuscripts sought for LITA/Endeavor student writing award

Contact: Mary Taylor
For Immediate Release
October 13, 2006

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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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, 2007.

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, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

The applicant(s) must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level at the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form at Send the signed, completed forms by February 28, 2007 to Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information, 21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.
Submit the manuscript to Joan electronically at by February 28, 2007.

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