Nominations sought for prestigious research award

Contact: Mary Taylor,LITA



For Immediate Release                                                                     Â

October 12, 2009

CHICAGO - The deadline is Dec. 31, 2009 for nominations for the 2010 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).Â

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research that  promises a positive and substantive impact on 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. 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 delivery of information resources. A curriculum vita and a copy of several seminal 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

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, 2009, to the Award jury chair:Â Â Â Patrick J. Mullin,

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box #3900 - 209 Davis Library,

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890 or

The 2010 Kilgour award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program on June 27 during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.