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/.

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

2016 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 Publications Mander Jones Award recipients who were presented with a certificate at the 2017 AGM.

Recipients

Category 1A:  City of Sydney, Records Management Challenge eLearning module

Category 1B: Anne Gilliland, Sue McKemmish and Andrew Lau, Research in the Archival Multiverse, Social Informatics Series, Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Press, 2016.

Category 2A: SDN Children’s Services / Dr Leone Huntsman Children, a life interest: a biography of Joan Fry OBE

Category 3: National Library of Australia, Guide to manuscript collections containing currency related items in the National Library of Australia

Category 5: Two winners in this category:

Michael Jones and Richard Vine, “Cultivating Capability: The Socio-Technical Challenges of Integrating Approaches to Records and Knowledge Management” Records Management Journal, Vol. 26 Issue: 3, pp.242-258

Sue McKemmish, “Recordkeeping in the Continuum: an Australian tradition” in ed. Anne J Gilliand; Sue McKemmish; Andrew J Lau Research in the Archival Multiverse, Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Press, 2016. p. 122-160.

Category 6: Dr Rachel Buchanan, How Shakespeare helped shape Germaine Greer’s feminist masterpiece, The Conversation, Australian edition, May 26, 2016.

Category 8: Find & Connect web resource team, eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Find and Connect Web Resource Blog

Commendations

Category 2A: University of Melbourne Archives and Millicent Weber, “A fortune built on slavery: the Bright Family Papers and their journey from UK to Melbourne”, The Conversation, 22 August 2016

Category 3: Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria Ward Records Collection Guide

Call for Submissions: 2018 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition

Submissions for the 2017 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Friday, October 15, 2017. 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 ALA/ACRL/RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee.

For full information about entering please see the submission page at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/leabawards which includes links to pdf forms that can be filled in online, saved, printed, and emailed in one operation.

Submissions of printed materials (4 copies of each catalog or brochure) must be postmarked by October 15th. For digital exhibitions, only the filled in form is needed which asks for basic information about the exhibition and the names of its creators; this form can be completed in a few minutes. After judging is completed and the awards announced, the printed materials are sent to The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, The Harry Ransom Humanities Center at UT Austin, and the Grolier Club in New York City. This constitutes a triplicate archive of the self-selected best work in the field. Lists and an exhibition of prize winners as well as lists of all materials submitted since the inception of the award in 1986, are available at this address: http://rbms.info/exhibition_awards/first_ten_years/index.html

New Page: Awards

I’ve previously posted announcements about awards, and slowly I’ve collected information. Explore my new page about Awards, and I encourage authors to apply. Promote your scholarship!

I took liberties with the list; they are not all archival scholarship-specific. However, I did this purposely to create awareness of not just award opportunities, but publishing opportunities. The more we can publish outside our profession (even in library journals), the better.

I compiled the list primarily by looking at SAA’s list of archival and allied organizations, plus a few others I came across. If you know of others, please comment below. I’ll continue to post announcements when I’m aware of them.

Call for Nominations: Mander Jones Awards

Mander Jones Awards – Publications, Australian Society of Archivists

An Award for Professional Writing

In 1996 the Society introduced this award for publications in the field of archives and recordkeeping. This award honours Phyllis Mander Jones who, amongst other contributions to the profession, authored Manuscripts in the British Isles relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, in 1972. Miss Mander Jones was also the first Corresponding Secretary of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (the section eventually handed over its records and activities to the Australian Society of Archivists, at the foundation of the Society in 1975) and she co-edited the first issue of the Society’s journal Archives and Manuscripts.

Conditions of Entry

  • Any person or institution may nominate
  • A publication is defined as printed or electronic material intended for distribution
  • Entries must have been published in the previous calendar year
  • A copy of the work or instructions on accessing the work must be submitted with the nomination form along with a short statement in support of the nomination.
  • Where feasible, it is recommended that nominators secure the consent of the nominee/s and provide their contact details.

Nominating for an Award

Nominations are called for in the Society’s e-newsletter early each year, please find the nomination form below. The Awards are announced at the ASA’s national conference.

Categories

There are eight categories for which you can apply. Please see the categories page to view the descriptions for each and their respective criteria.

Past Recipients

Refer to our recipients page to view the winners of each category along with their award winning publication reference, dating back to 1996.