Dear Alabama Library Association Members,
We are interested in your research and want to reward you! As we do annually, the Research Committee of the College, University and Special Libraries
Division (CUS) will be awarding the EBSCO Award for Research Excellence and the Baker & Taylor YBP Library Services Research Promise Award to two recipients at the 2013 Alabama Library Association Convention. Three research papers will be chosen and the authors will have the opportunity to present at the 2013 CUS Research Forum at the annual convention. Everyone is awarded a certificate from the CUS Research Committee for presenting at the CUS Research Forum. The Forum provides opportunities to present, as well as to receive feedback about your research.
Please do not pass up this chance to share your research with
librarians across the state! I have attached the criteria and deadlines for submitting
abstracts and papers. I have also pasted and copied the instructions below, in
case you have trouble opening up the attachment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please let
your coworkers or other individuals who might be interested know about this
Students in the SLIS program are also encouraged to submit your research. Presenting at the CUS Research Forum is an honor to put on your resume and you will receive ideas on how to fine tune your research for scholarly publication.
Eligibility: Any member of the Alabama Library Association (including student members)
Sponsored by: Research Committee of the College, University and Special Libraries Division (CUS), Alabama Library Association
December 15th, 2012
Abstracts of the papers are due (about 500 words). The author’s name should not appear on the abstract. Send with a one-page vita of the researcher.
February 1st, 2013
Complete papers are due for researchers who are selected to submit papers following the review of abstracts. Format instructions will be sent with notification of acceptance
Selection criteria used by CUS Research Committee:
• potential significance of the research to college, university, or special
• validity of the methodology and analysis
• originality and innovation
• clarity and completeness of the abstract
Awards for Research Excellence and Research Promise are generously sponsored by
EBSCO, inc. Baker & Taylor, YBP
For information or to submit abstracts and brief vita contact:
Laurie Charnigo, Chair of the CUS Research Committee
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd. N
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: (256) 782-5245