Award recognizes library team collaborations that advance information dissemination via technology
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, announced today the call for nominations for the 3rd Annual Karen Hunter Memorial Award. The award recognizes demonstrated evidence of the desire to encourage collaborations between librarians and publishers, or exemplar experience with advancing information dissemination via technology. Awardees receive $5000 and support to attend a virtual award reception, to be announced in early 2021.
The Elsevier Karen Hunter Memorial Award was established in 2018 to honor Karen's legacy. In her four decades at Elsevier, Karen led groundbreaking initiatives in scholarly communications in partnership with the research community. You can read more about Karen and her contributions here.
Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations, Elsevier said, "Libraries and publishers have productively worked together to offer and implement e-resources, technology and services. The onset of COVID-19 has further spurred on creativity and efficiency in how we work together to foster those collaborations and partnerships. The Karen Hunter Memorial Award is one way for us to continue to celebrate and bring visibility to those achievements between publishers and libraries."
How to submit nominations and notification schedule
Demonstrated evidence can be a project, a product, a publication, a program event, a testimony, or other form of collaboration between librarians and publishers or a technological advancement. The collaboration or technological development does not need to be related to Elsevier.
The awardee is selected by Elsevier's North American Library Advisory Board (NALAB). Award criteria include being:
A library team or member of library staff.
Currently employed within the United States or Canada.
Any kind of librarian – e.g., academic, government, school, public, medical or special.
Able to attend accept the award and participate in the Hunter Forum if requested.
Willing to say a couple words of award acceptance at the Hunter Forum.
Please apply by sending nominations to Gwen Evans at email@example.com and include: a cover letter stating nomination justification and nominator's name/contact information; the nominee's qualifications as they relate to the award criteria; the nominee's CV; and a letter of support from colleagues. Nominations are due midnight US Pacific Standard Time, January 29, 2021. The awardee will receive notification of their selection no later than the end of March 2021.
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