Nominations sought for prestigious Kilgour Research award

Contact: Mary Taylor


LITA


312-280-4270


mtaylor@ala.org

NEWS


For Immediate Release


September 9, 2008

Awardees receive $2,000 and expense paid trip to the ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 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 Dec. 31.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The Kilgour award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation 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. Successful nominating letters will 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 delivery of information resources. A curriculum vita and a copy of several significant publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over work in progress. More information and a list of previous winners can be found at
www.lita.org.

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 Dec. 31 to the Award jury chair:

Michael Gorman, 525 W. Superior Street, Apt. 225, Chicago IL, 60654, e-mail:
michaelg@csufresno.edu.

The 2009 Kilgour award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.