Dear Colleagues,


I just wanted to remind you that the deadline to submit your paper for the
ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition is fast approaching
(DEADLINE - July 15, 2010). Please see submission guidelines below. For more
information consult the ALISE website at:



Thanks a lot,


Claudia Gollop, 

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ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition


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(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.

A.   Papers must represent completed research not previously published.
However, the manuscript may have been submitted and be in process for

B.   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. 

C.   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. 

D.  Papers generated as a result of a research grant or other source of
funding are eligible for the competition. 

E.   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:

A.   Significance of the research problem. 

B.   Presentation of the relevant literature. 

C.   Design of the study (i.e., appropriateness of methodology, selection of
specific techniques and/or tests). 

D.  Conduct of the study (i.e., application of methods of data collection). 

E.   Analysis and presentation of the data (i.e., quality of analysis, logic
of findings). 

F.   Appropriateness of the conclusions. 

Papers will be disqualified if they exhibit one or more of the following:


Lack of adherence to submission requirements
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

 <mailto:[log in to unmask]> Claudia Gollop

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Chair, ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition



Claudia J. Gollop, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Information and Library Science 

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 

CB# 3360, Manning Hall 

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360

919-962-8362 (tel.)

919-962-8071 (fax)

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