ACRL Science & Technology Section Accepting Nominations for the STS Innovation in Science and Technology Librarianship Award
The ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS) is now accepting nominations for the STS Innovation in Science and Technology Librarianship Award.
The purpose of the award is to recognize creative, innovative approaches to solving problems or improving products and services in science and technology librarianship. The $3,000 award, sponsored by IEEE, recognizes and promotes leadership and initiative that demonstrate impact on the academic and research community. The award is administer by the ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS) and is presented at the ALA Annual Conference each year.
- Any library-related project is eligible for the award.
- Individuals or groups may submit; at least one applicant must be a member of the ACRL Science & Technology Section.
- Projects from the award sponsors (IEEE) are ineligible for consideration.
- Projects of the STS Chair/Vice-Chair while those persons are in office are ineligible from consideration.
Projects nominated for the award should inspire information professionals to overcome obstacles in the profession, and should demonstrate creativity, quality and innovation within the context of national trends in science and technology librarianship.
Projects should meet at least three of the following criteria:
- projects demonstrate strong librarian involvement
- projects are be unique and cutting-edge
- projects demonstrate impact on a library’s customer groups and/or the profession
- projects serve as a model to influence other activities
- projects demonstrate effectiveness in overcoming barriers, or skill and persistence in causing change.
Preference may be given to recent projects; however, historical projects that have demonstrated impact are also eligible for consideration. Preference may be given to library projects in partnership with academic college or research libraries; however, any projects that demonstrate impact on the science and technology academic community are eligible for consideration. Nominees must agree to allow ACRL to publicize their project, if selected, as the winning project.
Nominations must include a description of the innovative project, and sufficient supporting documentation for the committee to understand the purpose, content, impact, and innovative aspects of the program.
All nominations must be submitted in a Word document or PDF by Friday, December 9, 2011.
Send nominations or questions to the award co-chairs, Elizabeth Berman, University of Vermont, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Don Frank, Portland State University, email@example.com.