Manuscripts sought for LITA/Ex Libris student writing award

Contact: Mary Taylor



For Immediate Release

November 24, 2009

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.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.Â
The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2010.

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.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level.Â

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed
guidelines and fill out the
application form at . Send the signed, completed forms by February 28, 2010 to the Award Committee Chair, Krista E. Clumpner, Northern Michigan University, Lydia M Olson Library,  1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855-5305.Â

Submit the manuscript to Krista electronically at by February 28, 2010.

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.