LAPT Research Award ERCELAA@VUCTRVAX.BITNET 17 Oct 1992 19:05 UTC

Date: 17 Oct 1992 12:28:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: LAPT Research Award

                       1993 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, publishing, 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, concise description
(no more than 500 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; however, researchers should
present their proposal clearly addressing the following issues:

     1.   What are the aims and objectives of the research
     2.   Please describe your methodology and data analysis
     3.   What related research has been undertaken and/or
          published?  Please include specific citations.
     4.   Is the research replication of a previous study?

     The deadline for submitting proposals is February 15, 1993.
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 New Orleans in 1993)
and in the fourth 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
5380K Coachman Road
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 292-6314
FAX: (614) 292-2015