Manuscripts sought for LITA/Ex Libris student writing award

Contact: Mary Taylor


For Immediate Release,

October 30, 2007

Manuscripts sought for LITA/Ex Libris 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Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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 Ex Libris, 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 Feb. 28.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and 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.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant(s) must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level.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 by Feb. 28 to Adriene Lim, systems librarian and Assistant professor, Portland State University, Millar Library-Serials, 1875 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201. Submit the manuscript to Adriene electronically at by Feb. 28.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.