[Eril-l] Celebrate Innovation with ALCTS’s ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

Elyssa Gould esgould at umich.edu
Wed Oct 14 13:01:54 PDT 2015

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Do you know someone whose work represents the finest achievements and
leadership in collaboration and innovation? Celebrate their accomplishments
submitting a nomination to the 2016 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in
Electronic Resources Management!

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) honors
individual and/or group whose electronic resources management achievements
could include, but are not limited to:
•       Building and managing new types of electronic collections and
•       Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
•       Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow
management and development of electronic resource collections
•       Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic

Past award winners include:
•       Jill Emery & Graham Stone for their work on the TERMS (Techniques
Electronic Resource Management) and OAWAL (Open Access Workflows for
Libraries) projects, which crowd-sourced the creation of best practices for
managing electronic resources, and exemplify innovative practices for the
worldwide library community.
•       Marie Kennedy for her work as the principal investigator of the
Collaborative Marketing for Electronic Resources project (100 participants
from 32 academic institutions) training librarians on creating a marketing
plan for electronic resources, which later led to the book, Marketing Your
Library's Electronic Resources.

The award is presented during the American Library Association Annual
Conference, and the recipient receives a citation and a $2,000 award
generously donated by ProQuest Coutts Information Services.

Nominations and supporting materials are due December 1, 2015 and should
•       Name, address, phone number and email address of each nominee and
nominating party.
•       Formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, and a
description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully
•       Additional letters of support and endorsement from others that
additional evidence of worthiness of the nominee.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of ProQuest Coutts
and its subsidiaries are not eligible for the award.

Please email nominations to: Laurel Crawford, chair, ProQuest Coutts Award
Jury, laurel.crawford at unt.edu

Additional information is available online at

Elyssa M. Gould, MSLS, MA
Electronic Acquisitions & Serials Librarian
University of Michigan Law Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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