Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Innovation in Technology Award: Call for Nominations

We're looking for you!

The SLA Innovation in Technology Award Committee, sponsored by J.J. Keller, is looking for nominations for the 2009 award. This award is "granted to an SLA member in good standing for innovative use and application of technology in a special library/information center setting." This award includes a $1,000 cash prize!!

We are looking for people that meet the following criteria:

* Must be an innovative project (Innovation definition: "a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation").

* Must be led by or heavily involving a SLA member.

* Should be an exemplar of how librarians/information professionals effectively and efficiently serve as the human connection between technology, the information, and the user experience.

* Should be a model of applying Section D "Applying Information Tools & Technologies" to Sections B "Managing Information Resources" and/or Section C "Managing Information Services" of the SLA Professional Competencies [http://www.sla.org/content/learn/members/competencies/index.cfm].

To self-nominate or submit your nomination for an outstanding candidate, please submit your nominations online at: http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/awardsrecognition/awardnomfrm2007.cfm, or e-mail the form with supporting materials directly to cara@sla.org.

All nominations must be received by midnight (Eastern Time) on March 31, 2009.

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