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ProQuest Award for Innovation

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual to
Honor Contributions to Electronic Collections Management

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American Library Association (ALA) - Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)

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Award of $2,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize outstanding contributions to electronic collections development practice and administration. In addition to the cash prize, the awardee will also receive a citation. This award recognizes significant and innovative contributions to the field.

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 materials.
  • Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources.
  • Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections.
  • Increasing visibility, discovery, and user access to electronic library resources.

The award is presented during the American Library Association Annual Conference each year at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony and Membership Meeting.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174847

Estimated Size of Grant:

The recipient receives a citation and a $2,000 award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals must be nominated.

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Current employees of ProQuest are not eligible for the award.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2019.

For nomination information contact Allyson Rodriguez, chair of the ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation Jury.
see Contact Information below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Allyson Rodriguez, Chair

American Library Association
50 E Huron St.
Chicago IL 60611

Phone: 1-800-545-2433

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