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Worldwide Books Award for Publications:
PurposeThe 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 SupportedProjects 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.
Award AmountsRecipients may receive awards ranging from a certificate of merit to a cash award of up to $2,000.
Eligibility: Format & Material TypesAll formats are eligible, including hard copy, fiche, video, audio, and digital. The following types of material are eligible: monographs, journal articles, essays in collected works, individual numbers of journals devoted to a special topic where nominee(s) appears as either editor or author, or other types of materials which meet the purpose of the award. The following types of materials are not eligible: theses, dissertations, annual reports, posters, newsletters, or other types of materials judged by the Committee not to meet the Purpose of the Awards.
Publication DateThe work must have been published during the 2011 or 2012 calendar year. For the 2013 awards, all calendar year 2011 publications and any 2012 publications whose nominations are postmarked by the March 15, 2013 nomination deadline will be eligible. In the case of journals, when the journal enumeration lags behind the publication date, the Committee will consider the date of the issue's appearance as the publication date.
AuthorshipThis Award is available to ARLIS/NA Individual members only (including special Individual membership categories, "Honorary", "Student", "Retired", and "Unemployed"). Author(s) must have been an Individual ARLIS/NA member during both the year of publication (2010 or 2011) and the year of nomination (2011). Membership records held by the ARLIS/NA national headquarters will be consulted in the event of any questions regarding membership. Individuals may be considered for more than one publication.
Group projects undertaken by NOT MORE THAN FOUR AUTHORS are eligible. At least half the participants must meet the above ARLIS/NA membership criteria.
Institutional members, official groups, Committees, Chapters, Divisions, and Sections of the Society are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for this Award. Current members of the ARLIS/NA Executive Board and the Research Awards Committee are NOT ELIGIBLE. Past recipients of the ARLIS/NA Research Award or the H.W. Wilson Research Award are eligible.
Nomination ProcedurePublications to be considered for the Award may be nominated by self-nomination, nomination by a colleague, or nomination by the Committee. A completed nomination form must accompany each nomination.
If the publication is an article or essay, a photocopy must be supplied. Copies of journals, monographs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, videos, etc. should be sent with the Nomination Form when possible. Where nominators, authors, or publishers are unable to supply the Committee with a copy of the publication, the Committee will consult the publication, as available, in library collections. In the case of non-traditional media or forms of dissemination, appropriate means for access must be indicated. Materials will be returned if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed return mailer.
Application ScheduleApplications and accompanying material must be postmarked by March 15, 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by the ARLIS/NA Research Award Committee. Notification of the Committee's decision will be mailed to all authors and nominators no later than April 12, 2013. Public announcement of the Award winner(s) and the presentation of the Award check(s) will be made at the annual ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena, April 2013.
Application Review ProcessThe Research Committee will review and judge applications based on several factors, including:
Additional copies of these guidelines are available from:
Art and Architecture Librarian
Architecture and Allied Arts Library
5249 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97405-5249
Shalimar Fojas White
Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007