The purpose of the Award for Publications is to recognize outstanding publications by ARLIS/NA Individual members in librarianship or visual resources curatorship, and the arts. By recognizing special achievement in these areas this Award acknowledges and encourages scholarly publication by the ARLIS/NA membership.
Projects may focus on publications which benefit the profession of art and visual resources librarianship, as well as the broader world of librarianship, through such means as compilation and dissemination of information, translation of original scholarship, analysis of our professions, or the enhancement of access to information. In addition, eligible projects include those which result in original scholarship in the literary, musical, architectural and visual arts and aspects of visual and material culture.
Recipients may receive awards ranging from a certificate of merit to a cash award of up to $2,000.
The work must have been published during the 2013 or 2014 calendar year. For the 2015 awards, all calendar year 2013 publications and any 2014 publications whose nominations are postmarked by the January 9, 2015 nomination deadline will be eligible. In the case of journals, when the journal enumeration lags behind the publication date, the Sub-Committee will consider the date of the issue's appearance as the publication date.
This award is available to ARLIS/NA INDIVIDUAL members only (including special Individual membership categories such as "Honorary", "Student", "Retired", and "Unemployed"). Author(s) must have been an Individual ARLIS/NA member during both the year of publication (2013 or 2014) and the year of nomination (2015). Membership records held by the ARLIS/NA national headquarters will be consulted in the event of any questions regarding membership.
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Publications to be considered for the award may be nominated by self-nomination, nomination by a colleague, or nomination by the Sub-Committee. A completed Award Application (see link above) must accompany each nomination.
If the publication is an article or essay published within a larger work, a copy must be sent to the address listed in the Award Application. If the publication is a book, an entire issue of a journal, or a disc, etc., a copy should be sent to the address listed in the Award Application whenever possible. Reviews of nominated items are also welcome if available, and submissions provided electronically for all publication types are greatly appreciated. Where nominators, authors, or publishers are unable to supply the Sub-Committee with a copy of the publication, the Sub-Committee will consult the publication, as available, in library collections. Hard copies of materials will be returned if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed return mailer.
The Research Committee will review and judge applications based on several factors, including:
When works are judged to be of equal merit, preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received an award.
Additional copies of these guidelines are available from:
Reader Services Librarian
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
Public Services Librarian
Texas Tech University