Call for Nominations for the 2017 Kilgour Research Award: Due 12/31

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The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the
American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the
2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information
Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2016.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of
information technologies, in particular research showing 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 award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation,
and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2017 ALA
Annual Conference.

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 on the
LITA website.

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 no later than December 31, 2016, to the Award jury chair:

Tabatha Farney
University of Colorado
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3735

The Kilgour Research Award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program
during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.