April 19, 2018

ProQuest Sponsored NGS Genealogy Prize Accepting Nominations

By LJ Staff

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is accepting nominations for its annual Philby Prize, which is sponsored by ProQuest Information and Learning. The $1000 award is presented ‘to the librarian who has made the most significant contribution to the field of family history.’ The criteria for candidates are:

  • Significant contributions to patron access to information, or to the preservation of historical records.
  • Development of an imaginative reference tool or similar outstanding contribution of enduring consequence that fills the gaps in existing information, accuracy, scope or usefulness of genealogical and local history materials.
  • Publication of a book or a body of articles that have contributed significantly to the field of genealogy or local history and that are of an interpretative nature.
  • Other activities that have significantly advanced genealogy and local history.
  • Work that has encouraged others to be innovative in the field.

Details on submitting a letter of nomination are available on the NGS web site. Deadline for nominations is April 1. The award will be presented at the NGS Conference Banquet in June.