ALCTS CRS Seeking 2011 Candidates for First Step Award

Final announcement.  Please note short deadline of December 1.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources.  The First Step Award, honoring an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials, is presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS.

The First Step Award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant, provides librarians who are new to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives, and encourages professional development and participation at American Library Association (ALA) conferences and Continuing Resources Section activities.   The award consists of $1,500, donated by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. 

ALCTS members with five or fewer years of professional experience in the serials field who have not previously attended an ALA Annual Conference are eligible.  Applicants may apply more than once.  Winners will be chosen based on:  commitment to professional development in the serials field as shown by participation in continuing education activities; attendance at workshops and previous participation in professional activities; candidate’s written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in serials related work; personal professional development; financial need; two letters of reference; and a vita. 

Send nominations to: Betty Landesman, Chair, First Step Jury, landesb@ors.od.nih.gov.  The deadline for receipt of nominations and supporting materials is December 1, 2010.

Visit the First Step Award page at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/awards/grants/firststep.cfm for more information.

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