CHICAGO – The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a
division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an
award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or
students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by
LITA and Endeavor Information Systems, the award consists of $1,000,
publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and
Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate.
The deadline for submission of the manuscript has been extended to April 2, 2007.
The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of
libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and
electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and
networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical
standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic
systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.At
the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant(s) must be
enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies
at the masters or Ph.D. level.
To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form at www.lita.org.
Send the signed, completed forms by April 2, 2007 to Joan K. Lippincott,
Coalition for Networked Information, 21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800,
Washington, DC 20036. Submit the manuscript to Joan electronically at
firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2, 2007.The award will be presented at the LITA
President’s Program during the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington,