Library Media Connection and the ALISE Youth Services and School Library 
Media Special Interest Groups proudly announce the 2011 Youth Services 
Paper Award and invite the submission of papers related to youth 
services in libraries. An award of $1000 will be made to recognize an 
outstanding paper reporting innovative research in youth services. 
Submissions must be received on or before *15 July 2010*. *Email 
submissions only (see below for details).

Papers are invited on topics related to youth services in public 
libraries or school library media centers, including, but not limited to

    * resources specially developed for youth
    * history of youth services in libraries
    * information seeking behavior of youth
    * service and program evaluation
    * policy research
    * technology innovation
    * the relationship between libraries and other organizations
    * collection development

 Papers must include a section on the applicability of the research to 
practice. Also, papers should not have been previously published.
Authors MUST be personal members of ALISE and members of either the 
ALISE Youth Services SIG or the School Library Media SIG. In cases of 
joint authorship, one honorarium will be awarded for the paper. Graduate 
students as well as faculty are eligible to submit papers.
Only one paper per entrant may be submitted for the 2011 ALISE/LMC Paper 
Award. Authors may not simultaneously submit the same paper to other 
ALISE competitions or venues. And currently-serving panel selectors are 
not eligible.
The winning author is expected to present a summary of the paper during 
the 2011 ALISE Conference. The paper will be scheduled into one of the 
ALISE Awards sessions by the conference planning committee. Winning 
papers subsequently published should acknowledge having received the 
ALISE/LMC Paper Award.
The author(s) of the winning paper must also agree to produce a version 
of the paper for publication in /Library Media Connection/. The decision 
to publish or not to publish will be at the discretion of the journal's 

*Submission Requirements*
Papers, including title page, abstract (150 word maximum), and 
references, must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, should have one-inch 
margins, be in 12-point font, and should be paginated in the upper right 
corner of each page.
The paper should be organized as follows:

    * Title page (separate page)
    * Abstract
    * Text
    * References

The name(s) of the author(s) must appear on the title page ONLY. The 
title should appear both on the title page and at the top of the page on 
which the abstract appears. Submissions must be received on or before 
*15 July 2010*. *Email submissions only.*
Submit papers /via email attachment/ (.doc, .pdf, or .rtf files 
acceptable) to:

Dr. Allison G. Kaplan

School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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(608) 890-1335

*Selection Process*
Papers will be judged by an awards committee constituted jointly by 
members of the Youth Services and School Library Media SIGs, selected 
and convened by the previous year's chair or co-chairs. Immediate past 
SIG chairs cannot serve on the selection panel. All submissions will be 
subject to blind review. Each immediate past SIG chair solicits and 
appoints 2 committee members from their respective memberships. These 4 
then serve as the review panel, work independently, and render the award 
decision. The committee reserves the right not to make an award if the 
submissions are considered to be of insufficient quality.

Allison G. Kaplan, Ed.D.
Associate Faculty Associate
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin
4263 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 890-1335
Email: agkaplan at wisc dot edu