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Call for Nominations Reminder - Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

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Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Coutts Award for 
Innovation in Electronic Resources Management.  Deadline for 
nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

The ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) 
presents the Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources 
Management, which recognizes significant and innovative 
contributions to electronic collections management and 
development practice.  The award consists of a citation and 
$2,000 generously donated by Coutts Information Services.

Criteria for selection of the winner will be determined by the 
person's achievements, including but not limited to:

* Building and managing new types of electronic collections and 

* Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic 

* Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow 
management and development of electronic resource collections

* Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic 
library resources

Nominations should include the name, address, phone number and 
email address of each nominee and nominating party, a formal 
statement of nomination that includes a rationale, a description 
of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully 
completed and letters of support and endorsement.  Letters of 
endorsement from others should provide additional evidence of the 
worthiness of the nominee. The number of letters of endorsement 
received for a nominee shall not be a determining factor in the 
selection process; rather, the evidence of the person's 
accomplishments that fulfill the intent of the award shall be the 
factor considered.  Self-nominations will not be accepted. 
Current employees of Coutts Information Services are not eligible 
for the award.

The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Nominations should be sent to: Andrea Imre, chair, Coutts Award 
Jury, aimre@lib.siu.edu

Andrea Imre
Electronic Resources Librarian
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Morris Library
Carbondale, IL 62901
e-mail: aimre@lib.siu.edu