New Award: ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation -- DEC 1 deadline Lauren Corbett 16 Nov 2006 21:48 UTC

Dear Colleagues,
 DEC 1 is fast approaching.  Your application does not need to be a
literary work, but a sufficient explanation of a collaborative effort to
help us in our work.  I'm confident there are projects, activities, etc.
that are deserving recognition, so please do tell me about them!

New Award: ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation

   ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation recognizes and encourages
collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition,
access, management, preservation or archiving of library materials. It
recognizes a demonstrated benefit from actions, services, or products
that improve and benefit providing and managing library collections. The
citation may be presented to two or more individuals or groups who have
participated jointly in an appropriate achievement. Accomplishments that
expose problems may be as valuable as successes. The citation will be
presented in a year when an achievement of merit has occurred.
Recognized forms of collaboration must be between library personnel and
other individuals or groups such as: publishers, vendors, cultural
organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and the
like. Results of a collaborative effort must demonstrate advancement in
collection management or technical services working environments.

   Examples (descriptive, not inclusive):

- Development of industry standards (licensing, COUNTER, technology)

- Breaking barriers to enable budget conscientious actions (inflation
control, setting serials pricing far enough in advance of renewals,
cooperative cataloging or preservation initiatives)

- Innovative publications products or services that meet an industry
need (ERMI, first link resolver, software to enhance productivity or
user access)

   The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is December 1,
2006. For additional information, visit the ALCTS Web site at ALCTS is a division of the American Library
Association (ALA).

   Send nominations, along with written justification for the citation
in terms of demonstrated outcomes in work achieved through actions,
services, or products; how the achievement contributed to the
fulfillment of needs in the work of collection management or technical
services and any other factors relevant to the merit of the achievement
and two letters of recommendation to Lauren Corbett, Citation Jury


Lauren Corbett
Head of Acquisitions
Emory University -- Woodruff Library
ph: 404 712 1818
fax: 404 727 0408