Call for Nominations: Theodore Calvin Pease Award for Outstanding Student Research Paper

The competition now is open for the 2017 SAA Theodore Calvin Pease Award for outstanding student research paper.  Additional information is below.

The Pease Subcommittee consists of Gregory S. Hunter (Chair) (, Stephanie Bennett (, and Lauren Goodley ( We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Theodore Calvin Pease Award

Purpose and Criteria for Selection:
Created in 1987 and modified in 2007 and 2012, this award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies. Entries are judged on innovation, scholarship, pertinence, and clarity of writing. Papers examining major trends and issues in the archives profession are preferred.

Eligible entries are written by students enrolled in archival studies classes at either the master’s or doctoral level. A faculty member or instructor associated with the archival studies program must submit the entry to verify that the student paper was written within the context of an archival studies program and completed during the preceding calendar year. A faculty member or instructor in an archival studies program may submit one entry per award cycle. There is no cap on the number of papers than can be submitted by a school or program, provided no individual faculty member submits more than one paper.

Entries should be unpublished manuscripts of 5,000-8,000 words, must include an abstract, and should conform to the stylistic guidelines described in the editorial policy<>; of The American Archivist. Submit only the title with the paper. The name of the author, the program, or the faculty member or instructor must not appear on the manuscript.

Sponsor and Funding:

The Society of American Archivists Foundation, in honor of Theodore Calvin Pease, the first editor of The American Archivist.

A certificate and cash prize of $100. The winning manuscript, after going through the editorial process with the editor of The American Archivist, will be published in The American Archivist.

First Awarded: 1988

Selection Committee:
Papers will be judged in a blind review by the Pease Subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee.  The subcommittee consists of the current editor of The American Archivist, the vice chair of the Committee on Education, and a member of the Society of American Archivists with experience in archival research and literature appointed annually by the president-elect to serve a one-year term. The current editor of The American Archivist serves as the chair of the subcommittee and shall present the award. The current editor ofThe American Archivist also edits the manuscript and leads the student through the editorial process in preparation for publication.

Submission Deadline and Nomination Form:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the RTF application form.

NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Announce Fellowships for Digital Publication

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is proud to join the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in announcing the recipients of the first round of NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. The new special opportunity within NEH’s fellowship program is intended to stimulate the emerging field of digital publication.

Read the full press release.

Some of the projects have an archival foundation or components. See the full list of awarded projects.

Call for Nominations: 2017 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award

reposted from RAO Section listserv:

Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!

Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you?

If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award. Nomination forms, a list of previous winners, and more information are at The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2017.

The annual Leland Award – a cash prize and certificate – recognizes “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice.” (Please note that periodicals are not eligible.)

Established in 1959, this award honors American archival pioneer Waldo Gifford Leland (1879-1966), president of the Society of American Archivists in the 1940s and one of the driving forces behind the founding of the National Archives.

Call for Nominations: 2017 LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing

2017 LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing

As participation in library publishing grows, the development of a strong evidence base to inform best practices and demonstrate impact is essential. To encourage research and theoretical work about library publishing services (for a definition of “library publishing”, see the LPC website), the Library Publishing Coalition announces the Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing, which recognizes the best publication from the preceding calendar year. The LPC Research Committee will evaluate submissions and select a recipient for the award, which will be announced at the annual Library Publishing Forum. The 2016 Award went to Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman for “The Once and Future Publishing Library.” (2015. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, pub 166)

The award recipient will receive a cash award of $250 and a certificate, as well as an opportunity to present their work at the 2017 Library Publishing Forum. (One complimentary registration for the 2017 Forum and a travel stipend of $500 will also be provided).

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Nominations may be made either by the author(s) or by any employee of a LPC member institution. Nominated author(s) do not need to be affiliated with a LPC member institution.
    1. Note: If a Research Committee member is nominated, they will recuse themselves from Committee discussions/voting on this award.
  2. Any textual publication type—article, monograph, conference paper/proceeding, white paper/report, thesis/dissertation—is eligible (subject to #4 below).
  3. Submissions must present original research or theoretical work, and be published open access in English during the preceding calendar year (2016).
  4. Submissions must have undergone appropriate peer review (e.g. for articles, a journal peer review process; for dissertations, review/acceptance by a committee). Nominations must briefly describe the review process used for the submission.
  5. Submissions must address a topic or question directly related to library publishing services. For the purposes of the award, “research” will be considered to include both generalizable research and non-generalizable program/project evaluation. “Theory” will be considered to include both the presentation of a novel theory and the application of existing theory (e.g. a program/process/practice description that is presented within a theoretical framework).
  6. Submissions with multiple authors are eligible; however, only one cash prize and one Forum registration/travel stipend will be awarded.

Submission Process

  1. Nominations should be submitted through the LPC website:
  2. Nomination letters must include:
    1. Nominator name and contact information.
    2. Author (or lead author’s) name and contact information.
    3. Full citation information for the nominated work, including the URL where the open access version of the work is available.
    4. A brief (1–2 sentences) description of the peer review process used for the submission.
    5. A brief (no more than one paragraph) nomination statement that addresses the evaluation guidelines below.
    6. For multiple authors: If awarded, specify how the award benefits are to be divided.


The award recipient will receive:

  1. A cash prize of $250.
  2. One complimentary registration for the 2017 Forum.
  3. $500 travel stipend.
    1. Note: For submissions with multiple authors, the authors may elect to split these benefits among themselves (e.g. one author takes the registration, another takes the travel stipend, and another takes the cash prize; all authors split the travel stipend and/or cash prize among themselves, etc.)
  4. A 45-minute presentation session at the 2017 Forum to share the work described in the winning publication.

Evaluation Guidelines

Nominated publications will be evaluated, and an award recipient selected, by the LPC Research Committee based on the following criteria:

  • For theoretical works, the relevance and/or meaningful application to library publishing services of the conceptual framework(s) introduced;
  • For research (or evaluation) works, the appropriateness of the methodology and its execution;
  • The organization of the paper and clarity of the writing;
  • The significance of the findings/conclusion, for example (but not limited to):
    • The immediate utility of the work for library publishing programs
    • The strength of findings that demonstrate value or impact of library publishing services
    • The likelihood that the work will change or influence practice

Allegra Swift | Scholarly Communication & Publishing Coordinator 
800 North Dartmouth Ave. | Claremont, CA 91711

Call for Nominations: ALHHS Publication Awards

ALHHS 2016-17 Call for Publication Awards Nominations

The Archivists and Librarians in the History of Health Sciences (ALHHS) is currently seeking nominations for its three Publication Awards.

Nominations can be from one of three categories:

  • Monographs published by academic or trade publishers.
  • Articles published in journals, trade or private periodicals of recognized standing.
  • Online resources produced predominantly by ALHHS members.

All nominations must meet the following criteria:

  • Published within 3 years of the award date.
  • Author(s) must be ALHHS member(s) in good standing.
  • The nominated monograph, article, or electronic resource is related to the history of the health care sciences or works on the bibliography, librarianship and/or curatorship of historical collections in the health care sciences.

Nominations that meet each of the above criteria will be considered by the Publications Award Committee. The Committee will look for the following benchmarks of excellence when evaluating qualifying nominations: quality and style of writing, contribution to the field, and relevance to the profession.

Up to one Publication Award in each category will be presented at the 2017 annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Winners do not need to be present to win.

To nominate a work, please send 3 copies of a printed work (photocopies or PDFs of articles are acceptable) or the URL for an online resource to the Awards Committee Chair. Please include along with all nominations a cover letter giving the item’s complete citation (including all authors, publisher, and publication date) and the category under which the nomination falls (i.e. Monograph, Article, or Online Resource). Authors may nominate their own works. Re-nominations are also allowed, so long as the nominated publication still falls within the 3-year time period.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 6, 2017. For more information, please contact Awards Committee Chair: Emily Novak Gustainis, or 617-432-7702.

Many thanks,

The ALHHS Publications Awards Committee
Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Chair
Phoebe Evans Letocha
Lucy Waldrop

2015 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients Announced

From the Australian Society of Archivists:

Congratulations to the 2015 Publications Mander Jones Award recipients who today were presented with a certificate.

Category 1A: (Not awarded)

Category 1B: Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, Elizabeth Daniels & Gavan McCarthy: Self-determination and archival autonomy: advocating activism, Archival Science, 15(4), 337–368

Category 2A: World War I Writers’ Group Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Society: Rallying the troops: A Word War I commemoration, Vol II

Category 2B: Nathalie Nguyen: Memory in the Aftermath of War: Australian Responses to the Vietnamese Refugee Crisis of 1975
Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 30 No. 2 (2015): 183-201

Category 3: (Joint winners)

  1. National Archives of Australia Graeme Powell with Stuart Macintyre: Land of Opportunity: Australian post-war reconstruction
  2. National Archives of Australia: Tracking Family:
a guide to Aboriginal records relating to the Northern Territory

Category 4: Methodist Ladies’ College (WA) Archives Year 8 WIAN students 2015: What’s in a name?

Category 5: Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, Elizabeth Daniels & Gavan McCarthy: Self-determination and archival autonomy: advocating activism Archival Science, 15(4), 337–368

Category 6: Michael Jones: Joining the Dots: Building Connections within GLAM Organizations in Juilee Decker (ed.) Collections Care and Stewardship: Innovative Approaches for Museums Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland and London, 2015, pp. 91-98

Category 7: (Not awarded)

Category 8: (Not awarded)