[Asis-l] Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2015 (call extended)

Edward M. Corrado ecorrado at ecorrado.us
Wed Mar 25 12:07:41 EDT 2015

*Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2015*

*Call for Proposals*

*Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2015*

 This award is being jointly presented by The Beta Phi Mu International
Honor Society (*http://www.beta-phi-mu.org/* <http://www.beta-phi-mu.org/>)
and the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table (
*http://www.ala.org/lrrt/* <http://www.ala.org/lrrt/>) to recognize
excellent research in progress into problems related to the profession of
librarianship.  Any ALA member is eligible for this $500 award, and all
methodologies and research topics/questions are eligible for

The criteria to be followed for the selection of an award winner are:

·         Importance of the research question or problem (20 points)

·         Appropriateness of the methodology used (10 points)

·         Effectiveness of the application of the methodology (20 points)

·         Addition of the findings to the knowledge and/or praxis in the
field of librarianship (20 points)

·         Articulation of the conclusions emanating from the study (10

·         Clarity and completeness (10 points)

 *The deadline for submission is has been extended to April 15, 2015. *
Submissions must not have been published prior to April 15, 2015. The
submissions will be limited to a 2,000-word abstract, excluding the
bibliography or reference list, and should be emailed to the contact person
below. Please include a title page with title of proposal and author
contact information including name, institutional affiliation, mailing
address and email address. Individuals may submit only one paper. Jointly
authored proposals are acceptable, but all authors must be ALA members, and
will split the award of $500.

 All submissions that meet the deadline and the criteria will be
considered. The proposals will undergo a blind-review process by a joint
BPM/LRRT award committee and the winner will be notified by May 15, 2015.

 The award will be presented during one of LRRT’s research programs at the
ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA: June 25-30, 2015.

 *Email Submissions (Word documents only) to*:

JoAnn Jacoby, Award Committee Chair and LRRT Past Chair

jacoby at illinois.edu
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