The ALA Library History Round Table, Justin Winsor Prize committee invites
papers to be submitted and judged for the 2002 award. No award was given
last year. For additional information, please see below and the url:

                  Justin Winsor Prize for Library
                                 History Essay

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association
(ALA) is accepting submissions for the 2002 Justin Winsor Prize for the
best library history essay. Applications must be received by February 1,
2002. Receipt will be confirmed with 2 business days.

The award, named in honor of the distinguished 19th century librarian,
historian, and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president, consists
of a $500 cash award. It includes an invitation to have the winner's paper
considered for publication in Libraries and Culture.

Manuscripts submitted should not be previously published, previously
submitted for publication, or under consideration for publication or
another award. To be considered, essays should embody original historical
research on a significant topic in library history, be based on primary
sources materials whenever possible, and use good English composition and
superior style.

Essays should be organized in a form similar to that of articles published
in Libraries and Culture, with footnotes, spelling and punctuation
conforming to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers
should not exceed 35 typewritten, double-spaced pages.

Three copies of the manuscript should be submitted. The name and other
information identifying the author should appear only on a separate cover
letter. Submit manuscripts to Mary Jo Lynch, American Library
Association/LHRT, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Fax and e-mail are
not acceptable.

Decisions will be made by LHRT's Justin Winsor Prize Committee chaired by
Lorna Peterson, University at Buffalo (SUNY), School of Informatics,
Department of Library and Information Studies.

Dr. Toni Samek
Assistant Professor
School of Library & Information Studies
3-15 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta CANADA T6G 2J4
Phone:  (780) 492-0179
Fax:    (780) 492-2430