Deadline extended for LITA/Ex Libris student writing award

Deadline extended for
LITA/Ex Libris student writing award

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to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or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 Ex Libris, 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 10, 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At the time the unpublished manuscript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 10, 2008 to Adriene Lim, systems librarian/head of Library
Technologies, Portland State University, 1875 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
97201.  Submit the manuscript to Adriene electronically at alim@pdx.edu by April 10, 2008. The award will
be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2008 ALA Annual
Conference in Anaheim, California.

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