Mander Jones Awards Judging Committee: Call for Expressions of Interest for a new Judge

for members of the Australian Society of Archivists:

Since 1996 the ASA has been awarding the Mander Jones Awards for publications in the field of archives and recordkeeping.

The Awards are judged by a team of three which reports its recommendations to the Council. The 2019 Judges were Peter Crush, Prue Heath, and Catherine Robinson.

In 2020 Peter Crush and Catherine Robinson are continuing in this role, and Prue Heath has stepped down for 2020. The Council is grateful to Prue for her service to the Awards, and is now seeking a new Judge for 2020.

Eligible candidates must be an ASA Member* and should have:

  • substantial experience as a practising Archivist; and
  • a relatively wide acquaintance with Australian recordkeeping and archival literature.

Judges need to commit to 15-20 hours per week from mid-March to the end of July each year, to read and assess the nominated works, prepare judges’ reports, liaise with other judges, and develop citations for winning nominations.

We particularly encourage archivists working in the small archive sector to apply.

Please address Expressions of Interest and any questions to the Mander Jones Awards Secretary, Dr Louise Trott via email by 28 February 2020.

* Note the ASA Council will consider applications from all ASA members who can demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge.

Call for Nominations: SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Purpose and Criteria for Selection:

Created in 1959, this prize encourages and rewards writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice.

Eligibility:

Monographs or documentary publications in print or digital editions published in English during the previous calendar year are eligible. Periodicals are not eligible.

Submission Requirements:

A completed nomination form and THREE copies of the publication.

Sponsor and Funding:

The Society of American Archivists Foundation, in honor of Waldo Gifford Leland, who authored the landmark Guide to the Archives of the Government of the United States in Washington (1904), was active in the organization of the Conference of Archivists in 1909, played a central role in the establishment of the U.S. National Archives, and served two terms as SAA President during the 1940s.

Prize:

A certificate and cash prize of $1,000.

First Awarded:

1959

Selection Committee:

The Leland Award Subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee consists of three members of the Society of American Archivists and one of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee (ex officio). One member of the subcommittee shall be appointed each year by the SAA President-elect for a term of three years. The senior member of the subcommittee in years of service shall serve as its chair.

Application Deadline and Nomination Form:

Preview and/or start the nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by February 28 of each year.

View past winners.

Call for Nominations: SAA Preservation Publication Award

The Society of American Archivists Preservation Publication Award Subcommittee is seeking nominations for the prestigious Preservation Publication Award.

Do you know of an outstanding preservation-related work published in 2019? Would you like to see the author(s) or editor(s) recognized for contributing to preservation and the archives profession?

Please consider submitting a nomination prior to the deadline of February 28, 2020.

The nomination form is available at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45677-Society-Of-American-Archivists

Additional information can be found at www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-preservation   I encourage you to check out the list of previous winners at the bottom of this page. Past winners have published important works on a wide range of preservation topics, including general archives and electronic records preservation, special media conservation, facilities standards for archives, and emergency preparedness and response.

Here is some additional information about the award from the SAA website:

Purpose and Criteria for Selection:

Established in 1993, this award recognizes and acknowledges the author(s) or editor(s) of an outstanding published work relating to archives preservation and, through this acknowledgement, encourages outstanding achievement by others. The work can be an article, report, chapter, or monograph in an audiovisual, electronic or print format.

The work must contribute to the advancement of the theory and practice of preservation in archives institutions by introducing new preservation theories, methods, or techniques; by codifying principles and practices of archives preservation; by presenting the results of innovative research on matters related to archives preservation; by investigating preservation issues of current interest and importance to the archives community; or by studying aspects of the history of archives profession.

Eligibility:

Awarded to the author(s) or editor(s) of an outstanding preservation- related work that is of relevance to the North American archives community and published during the preceding calendar year.

Please feel free to contact me, or any other member of the Preservation Publication Award Subcommittee, directly with any questions you may have about the nomination process.

Sincerely,
Karla Irwin
karla.irwin@unlv.edu
SAA Preservation Publication Award Subcommittee, Chair

Publications Awards Announced: Australian Society of Archivists

2018 Archives & Manuscripts Emerging Writers Award announced

22 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Archives & Manuscripts Sigrid McCausland Emerging Writers Award – Hannah Ishmael. The award recognises the work of emerging writers who have published an article in the journal. Each year the members of Archives & Manuscripts Editorial Board decide the winner of this award, which features a $1000 cash payment.

  • 2018 – Volume 46, Number 3, November 2018 – Hannah Ishmael, ‘Reclaiming history: Arthur Schomburg’.

2018 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients Announced

22 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 Mander Jones Award recipients who were presented with an Award or Commendation certificate and Judges’ Comments at the Welcome Reception.

Recipients

Category 1B: Maryanne Dever, Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research

Category 2A: World War 1 Writers Group, Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc., Rallying the Troops: A World War 1 Commemoration (Volume IV)

Category 2B: Frank Clarke, Graeme Dean, and Martin Persson, Accounting Thought and Practice Reform: Ray Chambers’ Odyssey

Category 3: Lisa Joseph and Fiona Milway, Finding Aids from the National Library of Australia’s Sidney Nolan Project, published online

Category 4: Iain Wallace and Jules Davies, Fort Street High School History and Archives webpages

Category 5: Michael Jones, “From Catalogues to Contextual Networks: Reconfiguring Collection Documentation in Museums”, Archives and Records 39, No.1 (24 April 2018)

Category 6: Gregory Rolan, Joanne Evans, Jane Bone, Antonina Lewis, Frank Golding, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Sue McKemmish, Philip Mendes, and Keir Reeves, “Weapons of Affect: the imperative for transdisciplinary Information Systems design” in Building and Sustaining an Ethical Future with Emerging Technology: Proceedings of the ASIS&T 81st Annual Meeting 2018. Vancouver: Association for Information Science and Technology.

Category 7 Joint winner: Barbara Swebeck, Anna-Bella Silva, and Natalie Dimmock, Report on the Archives and Memorabilia of the Botany R.S.L Sub-Branch [established 1946]

Category 7 Joint winner: Michael O’Connor, Police and Policing in Western Australia 1829 to 1945

Category 8: Public Records Office of Victoria PROV, Provenance: the journal of Public Record Office Victoria, Issue 16, 2018

Commendation

Category 8: Sophie Garrett et al, Inside the Repository – A Virtual Tour of the University of Melbourne Archives, 2018.

Awards for Publication Excellence

Congrats to Laurainne Ojo-Ohikuare, athletics archivist at the University of Maryland, College Park, who is a recipient of the 2019 Grand Award from APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) for her gripping article, “Dropped onto the Processing Table: A CIA Cover-Up.” Given annually by Communications Concepts Inc, the award is APEX’s highest recognition of publication excellence. The article, published in Archival Outlook (November/December 2018), describes Ojo-Ohikuare’s decision to go against the dictum of “More Product, Less Process”—and the resulting discovery involving a cover-up by a federal government agency.

Call for Submissions: 2020 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards

The ALA/ACRL/RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2020 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for digital exhibitions of such materials. The prizes are administered and awarded by the  Exhibition Awards Committee. For more information, and a list of previous winners, please see http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/leabawards.

Submissions of printed materials (4 copies of each catalog or brochure) must be postmarked by October 15. For digital exhibitions, only an entry form is required. The form should be submitted online by October 15.

After judging is completed and the awards announced, the printed materials are sent to The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the Grolier Club in New York City. This constitutes a duplicate archive of the self-selected best work in the field.

We welcome any questions potential submitters may have, and look forward to your entries!

Anna Chen
Chair, Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards Committee
Rare Books & Manuscripts Section, ACRL, ALA

OHA Diversity Scholarship Award

The OHA Diversity Scholarship supports emerging oral historians from diverse backgrounds whose research/creative work addresses issues affecting diverse populationsThe scholarship can be used toward research expenses, including but not limited to: travel, transcription, archival duplication, and equipment.The recipient of the award will be required to attend the OHA 2020 annual conference in Baltimore to be recognized for their award and to present their work. The award may also be used to cover the cost of travel to OHA 2020.

Scholarship Details and Requirements

  • One $5,000 Scholarship.
  • This is a one-time award.
  • If future funding becomes available, individuals granted the award may not reapply in subsequent years.
  • The individual who wins this award is required to present their research at the OHA 2020 annual conference.

Application Requirements

The following materials must be included in your application:

  • Completed one-page application
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of current work
  • A purpose statement of professional goals (maximum 1,000 words)
  • A brief biographical statement (maximum 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation typed on official letterhead

Deadline and Notification

Click for the Diversity Scholarship Application

Email your application by September 30, 2019, to Nicki Pombier Berger at nickipombier@gmail.com.

Notification: The decision will be made in time to be announced at the Oral History Association annual conference in Salt Lake City in October 2019.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, email us at oha@oralhistory.org or at nickipombier@gmail.com.