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LITA/Library Hi Tech award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology through communication in continuing education within the field of library and information technology. LITA and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publishers of Library Hi Tech.  The deadline for nominations is December 17, 2012.

The award, given to either an individual or an institution, may recognize a single seminal work or a body of work created during or continuing into the five years immediately preceding the award year.  The body of work need not be limited to published texts, but can include course plans or actual courses and/or non-print publications such as visual media.  More information and a list of previous winners can be found at  in the Awards and Scholarships section.

Currently serving officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award Committee, and employees and their immediate family of Emerald Press are ineligible.

Nominations must include the name(s) of the recipient(s), basis for nomination, and references to the body of work and should be sent to mwitt (at)  Electronic submissions are preferred, but print submissions may be sent to Michael Witt, Purdue University, 504 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058.

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Chicago.

About Emerald Group Publishing,

Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing is the world’s leading publisher of management research.  In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services.  Emerald is borht COUNTER and TRANSFER compliant.  The organization is partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.

For further information, contact Mary Taylor, 312-280-4267.