Tuesday, September 12, 2006

ABC-CLIO Online History Award Call for Submissions

I received this e-mail today. I thought it would be of interest to the larger history blogging world.

It reads:

ABC-CLIO and the history section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) announce a call for submissions for the ABC-CLIO Online History Award. The award, which consists of a citation and $3,000 donated by ABC-CLIO, is given to encourage, recognize, and commend professional achievement in online historical reference and research librarianship.

The ABC-CLIO Online History Award is administered by the RUSA history section and is the first American Library Association (ALA) award of its kind to acknowledge the importance of Internet-based historical resources.

This biennial award will be given to a person or a group of people producing a freely available, sustainable online historical collection or collections; an online tool or tools tailored for the purpose of finding historical materials; or an online teaching aid or aids stimulating creative historical scholarship.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2006. Initiated in 2005, the award is offered every other year and will be presented at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

For complete information, including submission details, please visit www.abc-clio.com/RUSA-Awards.

We encourage you to forward this email on to any individuals or groups who you feel would be potential candidates for this award.

Sincerely,

The team at ABC-CLIO
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
(800) 368-6868

1 comment:

juans said...

Thanks for linking to this. I'm considering nominating an individual for the site: http://maps.bpl.org
It's a new site for the Boston Public Library with an extensive collection of historial maps. You can view and zoom into full screen renderings of all the maps in the collection. In the virtual tour for "Journeys of the Imagination" there is a 500 year timeline that correlates historical maps with important events that took place around when the maps were published.