LAPT Research Award Carol P. Hawks 14 Oct 1991 22:40 UTC

                         RESEARCH AWARD

     The Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory (LAPT) Research
Award provides an annual prize of $1,000 for research in the broad
areas of acquisitions, serials, publishing, and collection
management.  The award will be given for one proposal and
administered in two parts: $500 when the proposal is selected to
fund the research effort and $500 when the completed manuscript is
submitted to Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory.  The award
will be granted to the individual, not the institution, and may be
used to cover expenses incurred in conducting the research outlined
in the winning proposal, including travel, postage, staff support,
supplies, and other items.
     The winning proposal will identify a critical issue in
acquisitions, serials or collection management and outline a
rigorous approach to testing or solving the issue raised.
Proposals will be judged on their significance, clarity and
originality.  The proposal should be a brief description (no more
than 250 words) of the project.  A budget proposal and a one page
vita of the author must be attached.  Awards will not be limited to
experienced researchers.
     The deadline for submitting proposals is March 15, 1992.
Proposals will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the editor-in-
chief, the assistant editors, and three members of the editorial
board.  The winning proposal will be announced at the annual
American Library Association Conference (in San Francisco in 1992)
and in the third issue of LAPT for the year.  Research for the
winning proposal must be completed within one year of the date when
the award is announced.
     Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory reserves the right of
first refusal of the completed manuscript.  Proposals and questions
concerning this award should be addressed to:

Carol Pitts Hawks
Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory
5762B Hibernia Drive
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 292-6314
FAX: (614) 292-7859