April 24, 2014

LJ Teaching Award Nomination Guidelines

The LJ Teaching Award, sponsored by ProQuest, recognizes excellence in educating the next generation of librarians. This annual award, now in its sixth year, honors the winning LIS teacher with an article in LJ in the November 15, 2014 issue, and a $5000 prize.

NOMINEES WILL BE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • Illustrates student-centered thinking in all aspects of teaching
  • Has track record as career builder: is a mentor and recognizes relationship to students can
    be career-long
  • Communicates the core principles of librarianship, such as intellectual freedom, privacy, and a belief
    in the value of library service
  • Effectively integrates theory, practice, and research, infusing teaching with real-life librarianship
  • Is forward thinking: keeps up with cutting-edge issues in the profession and in teaching, including those dealing with technology and its uses in the library field

ELIGIBILITY
Anyone who has taught a course at an ALA-accredited master’s program since September 3, 2012, as full-time faculty or as an adjunct, is eligible.

Who can nominate
Current students or recent graduates and faculty members are encouraged to nominate candidates. Students must have taken a class from the nominee within the past two years.

What to submit
Candidates will be evaluated primarily on the basis of the nominating letter (no more than two pages in length or email equivalent), but nominators are welcome to submit also letters of support and supplementary material (examples of coursework, etc.) for the judges to consider.

NOMINATION POSTMARK OR EMAIL DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

As much as possible, please send submissions in an electronic format such as a Word document or a PDF via email to rmiller@mediasourceinc.com.

Or mail nominations to:
The LJ Teaching Award
Library Journal
160 Varick St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

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