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Esther J. Piercy Award (2nd Announcement) John Radencich 01 Nov 2006 12:55 UTC

The Esther J. Piercy Award Jury is seeking nominations for the Esther J.
Award.  The award was established by the Resources and Technical
Services Division of the American Library Association in 1968 in memory of
Esther J. Piercy, editor of Journal of Cataloging and Classification from
1950 to 1956 and of Library Resources & Technical Services from 1957 to
1967.  The award consists of a $1,500 grant donated by Yankee Book
Peddler, Inc. and a citation presented at the membership meeting of the
Association during the ALA Annual Conference. This award is given to
recognize the contribution to those areas of librarianship included in
library collections and technical services by a librarian with not more
than ten years of professional experience who has shown outstanding
promise for continuing contribution and leadership.

Submission procedure: Nominations shall include 1) name of nominee; 2)
date nominee entered first professional position; and 3) a formal
statement of nomination, with a brief rationale for the nomination,
together with a resume or narrative career outline upon which the award
jury can base its determinations. 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 they present shall be the factor considered.
Nominations for persons not selected for the award in one year may be
resubmitted provided the person still meets the ten-year limit on length
of professional experience.  Eligibility is not limited by country,
citizenship, or membership in a specific organization.

Criteria: Evidence of this promise is determined by the person's
as they are related to technical services and resources, in such
activities as:
 * Leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or
national level;
 * Contributions to the development, application or utilization of new
or improved
    methods, techniques and routines;
 * Significant contribution to professional literature; and
 * Conduct of studies or research in the technical services.

Send Nominations to:  John Radencich, Chair of Esther J. Piercy Award Jury
at  The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2006.

John Radencich
Library-Cataloging Dept.
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 33199