The yearly call for essays is up! The deadline is September 1st, so you have all of this month to polish up some leftover schoolwork (if that’s how you wanna do it).
The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition.
The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others.
Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined.
Papers submitted may be unpublished, pending publication, or published in the year of the award.
Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted.
Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.
Submitted papers may be part of a larger project.
The minimum length is 3000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.
Criteria for judgment:
- Clarity of writing
- Originality of thought
- Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
- Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
- Relevance to our time and situation
The award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing.
Entries must be submitted in MS Word format by September 1st. Entries may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on November 1st.
Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field, and in order to represent a range of perspectives.
Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.
Here’s another opportunity to get published, fund a conference trip, and notch up your resume:
The Best Student Research Paper Award is organized by the Association for Information Science and Technology, and rewards a masters-level research effort that in some way involves technology. (Metadata? Cataloguing technology? Arts databases? Digitization techniques? Tumblr for institutions?) The prize includes possible publication in the society’s journal, and $500 to defray the cost of attending the annual conference.
The deadline for submission is June 15th. Your submission needs to fall under the general scope of the Journal of the Association for Science and Information Technology. The award will be presented at their annual conference, in Seattle this year, October 31st – November 4th.
Any student in a Masters degree-granting institution can submit a paper. Doctoral theses are not eligible.
Papers submitted must fall into the scope of JASIST and must be endorsed by a faculty sponsor for submission to the contest.
Papers submitted should be original manuscripts (not previously published) and should not be submitted to other publications or groups while they are being considered by the Jury.
You’ll need to submit a cover letter with your personal information, the paper (without identifying information), and “no more than two letters of endorsement from faculty sponsors.”
Your work will be judged on “technical competence in information science, significance of information science findings, originality, and clarity of expression.” You’ll find the electronic submission process at the awards page.
Book History, a yearly scholarly journal on the history of printing and publishing, gives away an annual essay award to graduate students writing about books. It’s composed of a $400 cash prize and publication in the journal.
It doesn’t seem to require that the essay be written for class credit, or suggest a word limit or range. So, if you don’t have any appropriate pieces lying around, you can start writing now to meet that end-of-summer deadline. You’ll want to follow the rather loose guidelines for submission to the journal, at the bottom of this page:
“Authors should send to the appropriate editor one copy of their work – either in hard copy or in electronic form as a Microsoft Word file, or both – which should be typed double spaced (including notes and citations) and documented in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. The manuscript may be submitted as an email attachment, after advance notice to the editor. The title page should include the author’s name, telephone number, postal address, and E-mail address. Contributors are welcome to submit illustrations and graphs with their texts. Due to the journal’s book-length format, essays of unusual length are welcome. Submissions acceptable to the editors will be double reviewed by outside experts in the field.”
If you’ve seen a great online art publication or website this year that was created by an ARLIS member or group including ARLIS members, please consider nominating the project for a research award — we’d love to hear about it and reward the best. Nominating a project you’ve seen is very easy: follow the link below and you will use a handy google online form.
Each year, the Research Awards Subcommittee recognizes the work of ARLIS/NA members with two types of research awards: one for future/proposed projects, and another (two, actually) for finished/completed projects.
The H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award provides funds for members to use for art research in planned future projects
Apply or nominate today. Applications and nominations are due on February 26, 2014.
Guidelines and application forms are found at http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html#research
REMINDER: Conference Travel Awards – Apply Now!
The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the followingTravel Awards for attending annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held May 1-5, in Washington, DC. Several awards are available to students and non-ARLIS members, so be sure to see the full list of awards!
The application form can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014TravelAwards
More information and a full list of the available Travel Awards can be found on the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/awards_index.html
Details about the conference can be found here: http://www.arlisna.org/washingtondc2014/index.php
Application deadline for all travel awards: February 5, 2014, 11:59pm EST.
Are you an art library student or professional living in the ARLIS Southeast geographic region? Consider applying for the 2014 ARLIS/SE Professional Development Travel Award! Full details on the award and a link to the application are available on the ARLIS/SE website.
The IFLA Education & Training Section in collaboration with ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH has the pleasure to announce the 6th IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award for 2014.
The IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award will honour students of Library and Information Science whose abstract submissions have been accepted by any IFLA Section or IFLA Unit to be presented at the upcoming 80th IFLA Congress, 16–22 August, 2014 in Lyon, France http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80.
Three finalists will be recognized for their outstanding achievements. From these three finalists, the winner will be chosen and receive the IFLA Congress registration fee plus grant for economy airfare and economical lodging to attend the IFLA Congress 2014, in total up to 1000 €. The winner will also receive a 1 year free IFLA membership, plus the recommendation for publication of the paper in the IFLA Journal. Second and third place finalists will receive a certificate plus 1 year free IFLA Education & Training Section membership.
The finalists will be announced in May 2014. The winner will be announced officially during the Press Conference of the Congress in Lyon.
For details, please visit: http://www.ifla.org/set/student-paper-award
Last date of submission of applications: 1 May 2014