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Dear Colleagues,

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for the 2013 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management the deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 3, 2012.

The Collection Management Section (CMS) of ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of ALA) presents the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management annually. 


Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

The Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management recognizes significant and innovative contributions to electronic collections management and development practice.  The award consists of a citation and $2,000 generously donated by Coutts Information Services.


Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the person's achievements, including but not limited to:

·        Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials

·        Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources

·        Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of

               electronic resource collections

·        Increasing visibility, discovery, and user access to electronic library resources


Nominations should include:

·        Name, address, phone number, and email address of each nominee and nominating party

·        Formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale

·        Description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed

·        Letters of support and endorsement


Letters of endorsement from others should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee. The number of letters of endorsement received for a nominee shall not be a determining factor in the selection process; rather, the evidence of the person's accomplishments that fulfill the intent of the award shall be the factor considered.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of Coutts Information Services or Ingram are not eligible for the award.

Nominations should be sent to: Fannie M. Cox, Chair, Coutts Award Jury, fmcox@louisville.edu.

Documents in electronic format, sent to the chair as email attachments, are preferred.  


Visit the Coutts Award page for more information:




Denise Pan
University of Colorado Denver, Assistant Professor
Auraria Library, Associate Director of Technical Services
1100 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80204
Phone 303.556.4762 | Fax 303.556.2623

Serving the University of Colorado Denver,
Metropolitan State University of Denver,
and Community College of Denver

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