This a friendly reminder to express that the 2011 ALISE/Bohdan
S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Committee would like to encourage
submissions for this award. Please see submission guidelines below. For
more information consult the ALISE website at:
Also, if you submitted a paper earlier this spring, please let me
know, to be sure that it was received
you very much,
(DEADLINE - July 15, 2010)
The Association for Library and Information Science Education
(ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2011 Research Paper Competition. The
purpose of this award is to further stimulate the communication of research at
ALISE annual meetings. Research papers concerning any aspect of library and
information science are eligible. This competition is not limited to research
regarding LIS education. Any research methodology is acceptable. Up to two
winning papers may be selected; an honorarium of $2500 will be awarded to the
author(s) of each paper. In cases of joint authorship, one honorarium will be
awarded for the paper. At least one applicant in a group must be a personal
member of ALISE as of the deadline date.
Only one research paper will be considered from each entrant;
multiple entries by the same author will not be accepted. The same author may
submit for both the Research Grant Award and the Research Papers Competition;
however, the same work cannot be submitted for both categories.
Papers must represent completed research not previously published.
However, the manuscript may have been submitted and be in process for
Papers, including abstract and references, must not exceed 35
double-spaced pages (approximately 10,000 words), should have one inch margins
and be in 12 point font.
Research papers completed in the pursuit of master's and doctoral
studies (e.g. theses, seminar papers, and dissertations) are not eligible for
entry. Research utilizing data gathered by a master's or doctoral student is
eligible unless the research report is taken directly from a paper submitted
for degree requirements. Papers which are spin-offs of such research are
eligible for entry.
generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding are
eligible for the competition.
Two title pages must be sent. One with, and one without, author
names(s) and institution. Both title pages should carry the name of the
competition for which the paper is being submitted.
The papers will be judged by the Research Committee with the
assistance of additional ALISE members in those cases where the research topic
or methodology warrant. All reviewing is blind. Research papers will be judged
on the following criteria:
Significance of the research problem.
Presentation of the relevant literature.
Design of the study (i.e., appropriateness of methodology,
selection of specific techniques and/or tests).
of the study (i.e., application of methods of data collection).
Analysis and presentation of the data (i.e., quality of analysis,
logic of findings).
Appropriateness of the conclusions.
Papers will be disqualified if they exhibit one or more of the
Lack of adherence to submission
Submission of paper for the wrong award
Poor quality in the writing
Poor organization of material
The winner(s) of the award are expected to present a summary of
their paper at the 2011 ALISE annual meeting.
Papers must be received no later than July 15, 2010. They should
be emailed as an attachment in Word format to
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chair, ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition
J. Gollop, PhD
of Information and Library Science
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
3360, Manning Hall
Hill, NC 27599-3360