Call for Nominations: Arline Custer Memorial Award

Arline Custer Memorial Award 

DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

The Arline Custer Memorial Award  is presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee. This award honors the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and editor of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.

Eligibility
The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles written or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region – the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Works under consideration include, but are not limited to, monographs, popular narratives, reference works and exhibition catalogs using archival sources.

Individuals or institutions may submit up to two works published between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Evaluation
Works must be relevant to the general public as well as the archival community. They also should be original and well-researched using available sources. In addition, they should be clearly presented, well-written and organized. Visual materials, if used, should be appropriate to the text.

Preference will be given to works by archivists.

Award
Up to two awards may be given in each category, with a maximum value of $200.00 for books and $100.00 for articles. The 2018 award(s) will be announced at the Fall 2018 Conference in Wilmington, DE.

Submission Instructions
Please send two copies of each submission with a letter of nomination to the Senior Co-Chair of the Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee:

Tara Wink
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21214
twink@hshsl.umaryland.edu 

Entries must be received by July 31, 2018.

Call for Papers: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about an aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Progressive Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting. In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor, with the expectation that they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

Requirements

1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2017.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant’s name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on international workers’ day, or May Day, May 1, 2018.

5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to an information and communication technology social justice-related NGO at the discretion of the selection committee.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones (Julene.Jones@uky.edu) and Madeline Veitch (veitchm@newpaltz.edu).

More information about Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available at http://progressivelibrariansguild.org/.

Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

1. Nature of the Award

1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

2. Purpose of the Award
2.1 The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information.

3. Eligibility

3.1 The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
(a) Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
(b) Have completed all course work; and
(c) Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

3.2 Recipients may receive the award not more than once.

4. Administration

4.1 The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information is sponsored and administered by Litwin Books, LLC, an independent scholarly publisher.

5. Nominations

5.1 Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1, to award@litwinbooks.com.

5.2 The submission package should include the following:
(a) The accepted dissertation proposal;
(b) A description of the work done to date;
(c) A letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member;
(d) An up-to-date curriculum vitae with current contact information.

6. Selection of the Awardee

6.1 Submissions will be judged on merit with emphasis on the following:
(a) Clarity of thought;
(b) Originality;
(c) Relevance to our time;
(d) Evidence of good progress toward completion.

7. Notification

7.1 The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified via letter by July 1.

Read more about past winners.

Call for Nominations: Lyman H. Butterfield Award

The Lyman H. Butterfield Award committee solicits nominations for a recipient of the award in 2018. This award is presented annually by the Association for Documentary Editing to an individual, editorial project, or institution for notable contributions in the areas of documentary publication, teaching, or service.
Nominations should be made by email. Supporting letters from members of the Association are encouraged. All materials should reach the committee chair by 20 April 2018, sent by e-mail to:
Charlene Bickford
Thank you,
Charlene Bickford, chair
Tim Connelly
Adrina Garbooshian-Huggins
Rachel Love Monroy
Barbara Oberg

Call for Nominations: Archival History Article Award

The Archival History Section is seeking nominations for the inaugural AHS Archival History Article Award.

AHS exists to stimulate interest among archivists in the profession’s own past and to suggest ways of studying its history. This prize encourages and rewards an article or other short piece of superior excellence in the field of archival history, regardless of subject, time period, or national boundaries. Stand-alone chapters in edited essay collections or anthologies will also be considered.

Nomination Deadline:  All nominations should be submitted by April 15, 2018.

Eligibility: The author(s) of an article published in English during the previous calendar year (between January 1 and December 31, 2017).

For complete details and nomination form please visit the AHS microsite: www2.archivists.org/groups/archival-history-section/…

Prize: Certificate and $50.00

All questions should be directed to the 2018 Archival History Award Committee Chair, Kelly A. Kolar, at kelly.kolar@mtsu.edu.

Thank you,
Kelly A. Kolar
Chair, Archival History Section

Call for Nominations: Mander Jones Awards

Publications Awards – Mander Jones Awards

The call for nominations for the 22nd annual Publication Awards Mander Jones Awards is now open.

These awards recognise excellence in publications relating to archives and recordkeeping. They are named in honour of Phyllis Mander Jones, a founding member of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (later the ASA) and co-editor of the first issue of Archives & Manuscripts.

Works published in 2017 are eligible for nomination.

Nominations close on Monday 2 April 2018

Click here for category details and the nomination form.

For more information on the awards, contact the Mander Jones Awards Committee Secretary, Louise Trott.

Archivaria Awards

The Association of Canadian Archivists has established the following three
awards to recognize excellent writing in Archivaria: the W. Kaye Lamb Prize,
the Hugh A. Taylor Prize, and the Gordon Dodds Prize.
Winners receive a certificate, a cash prize, formal notification in Archivaria,
and ongoing listing on the ACA website (www.archivists.ca). A description of
the adjudication procedures for these awards may also be found there.

Read the full article.

W. Kaye Lamb Prize (established 1983)
J.J. Ghaddar for her article, “The Spectre in the Archive: Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Archival Memory,” in Archivaria 82 (Fall 2016).

Hugh A. Taylor Prize (established 2006)
Naomi Norquay for her article, “An Accidental Archive of the Old Durham Road: Reclaiming a Black Pioneer Settlement,” which appeared in Archivaria 81 (Spring 2016).

Gordon Dodds Prize (established 2011)
Alyssa Hamer for her paper “Ethics of Archival Practice: New Considerations in the Digital Age.”