LITA Seeking Nominations for Three Awards

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LITA Seeking Nominations for Three Awards


The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2000 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, the 2000 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, and the 2000 LITA/Gaylord Award for Achievement in Library and Information Technology. Each award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the ALA's Annual Conference in Chicago.

LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

Nominations are invited for the 2000 LITAILibrary Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in communication for continuing education in library and information technology. Sponsored by LITA and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by MCB University Press, publishers of Library Hi Tech. The deadline for nominations is December 15, 1999.

The award, given to either an individual or an institution, may recognize a single seminal work or a body of work, created during or continuing into the 5 years immediately preceding the award year. The body of work need not be limited to published texts, but can include course plans or actual courses and/or non-print publications such as visual media or hypermedia, for example.

Currently serving officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the LITA/ Library Hi Tech Award Committee, and MCB University Press employees and their immediate families are ineligible.

Nominations must include the names) of the recipient(s), basis for nomination, and references to the body of work, and should be sent by December 15, 1999, to Marcia K. Deddens, LITA/Library Hi Tech Award Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati, Langsam Library, P.O. Box 210033, Cincinnati, OH 45221.

Kilgour Award

Nominations are invited for the 2000 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC Online Computer Center, Inc. and LITA. The deadline for nominations is December 15, 1999.

The Kilgour Award honors research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed. …

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