Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Justin Winsor Prize for Library History Essay

Re-posted from SHARP-L:

From: Suzanne Stauffer
Subject: Justin Winsor Prize for Library History Essay

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association
(ALA) is accepting submissions for the 2008 Justin Winsor Prize for the best
library history essay. Applications must be received by February 28, 2009.
The application deadline is firm and any submissions received after the
deadline will not be forwarded to the review committee. Receipt will be
confirmed with 4 business days.

The award, named in honor of the distinguished 19th century librarian,
historian, and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president, consists of
a $500 cash award. It includes an invitation to have the winner's paper
considered for publication in Libraries & the Cultural Record.

Manuscripts submitted should not be previously published, previously
submitted for publication, or under consideration for publication or another
award. To be considered, essays should embody original historical research
on a significant topic in library history, be based on primary sources
materials whenever possible, and use good English composition and superior

Essays should be organized in a form similar to that of articles published
in Libraries and the Cultural Record, with footnotes, spelling and
punctuation conforming to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Papers should not exceed 35 typewritten, double-spaced pages (plus footnotes
and bibliography).

FOUR (4) copies of the manuscript should be submitted. The name and other
information identifying the author should appear only on a separate cover

Submit manuscripts to:

Denise M. Davis
American Library Association
50 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Submissions via fax and email are not acceptable.

Decisions will be made by LHRT's Justin Winsor Prize Committee.

Suzanne M. Stauffer, Ph.D., Chair Justin Winsor Prize Committee
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
275 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Fax: (225)578-4581

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