ALCTS seeking 2009 Innovation Awards nominations Stephen Clark 29 Sep 2008 14:08 UTC

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       Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Association for
Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation
and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and
groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in
collaboration and innovation.         If you are interested in
nominating a candidate for either of
the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for
nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

*        Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management:
       The Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS)
presents the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources
Management, which 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
*        Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic
*        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 the name, address, phone number and
email address of each nominee and nominating party, a formal statement
of nomination that includes a rationale, a description of any projects
that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed and 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 are not eligible for the award.

Nominations should be sent to: Andrea Imre, chair, Coutts Award Jury,

*        Outstanding Collaboration Citation:
       This award recognizes and encourages collaborative
problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management,
preservation or archiving of library materials. It recognizes actions,
services or products that improve and benefit the providing and managing
of 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 such groups  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.
       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:  Karen Wilhoit, chair, Citation


Selden Durgom Lamoureux
Electronic Resources Librarian
North Carolina State University Libraries
Campus Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

phone:  919-513-2728
fax:  919-515-7282