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Nominations sought for prestigious Kilgour research award

Nominations are invited for the 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and LITA. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2011.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The Kilgour award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation and an expense paid trip to the ALA Annual Conference (airfare and two nights lodging).

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration; and/or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A curriculum vita and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over work in progress. More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA web site.

Currently-serving officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the Kilgour Award Committee and OCLC employees and their immediate family members are ineligible.

Send nominations by December 31, 2011, to the Award jury chair:
Nancy Roderer
Johns Hopkins University William H Welch Medical Library
1900 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205-2113
nroderer (at)

The 2012 Kilgour award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program on June 24th during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.