Are you a librarian in the UK or the Republic of Ireland who also does some library research? If so, you could be nominated for the Library and Information Science (LIS) Practitioner Researcher Excellence Award.
The LIS Research Coalition is seeking nominations from all members of the LIS research community. The award is for an information professional – or team of information professionals – who deliver library and information services and who has/have made a substantial contribution to LIS research since 2009. Academics and consultants are not eligible for the award. Self-nomination is not permitted.
Nominations should take the form of a 500-word statement that demonstrates the research excellence of the candidate (or candidate team) and refers to evidence of their research output as practitioner researchers (e.g. published articles, blogs, conference papers, presentations on SlideShare) since 2009. The deadline for nominations is 30th April 2012. Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the LIS Research Coalition Board of Directors will form the judging panel for the award.
The award will be presented by best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic Dr Ben Goldacre at the DREaM project conference at the British Library Conference Centre on 9th July 2012. The award winner(s) will receive £500 and a plaque.
For more information about the context for this award see the LIS Research Coalition DREaM project website (Developing Research Excellence and Methods).