Thursday, October 18, 2007

News - ALA - History Section - Genealogical Pub Co Award

Call for Nominations for the Genealogical Publishing Company Award, 2008.

This award is given as a career achievement award to a person who has made ongoing contributions to the genealogy and local history field over many years and who has been active in the ALA History Section.

The nominations will be evaluated for exceptional accomplishment in such fields as bibliography, book reviewing, indexing, professional association leadership, programs, and training.

Current membership in ALA, and the RUSA Division's History Section is required.

The award is sponsored by Genealogical Publishing Co. and was established in 1992.
It consists of $1,500 cash, with a citation.
It is open to a librarian, library, or publisher that meets the criteria.

Click here to see the list of previous winners.

To nominate an individual, please follow the format below, detailing theindividual's accomplishments and service to the field. The GPC Award Committee understands that not all fields may be relevant for all nominees.

Nominations must be received by December 15, 2007. Nominations should be sent via mail to the Chair:

Lou Vyhnanek
Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Development Manager
Holland and Terrell Libraries
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5610
Phone: 509-335-8860
Fax: 509-335-6721

or via email to:

Name of nominee:
Present title:
Present employer:
Contact information:
Past positions:
Service to History Section:
Service to RUSA:
Service to ALA:
Service to allied organizations:
Awards received:
Anything else the Committee should know:

Nominator's Contact Information:
Accompanying materials are welcomed.

Nominations will remain active for two years. Individuals nominated this year who do not receive the award will automatically be reconsidered for the 2009 award.