Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Academic Writing Award - librarianship

The MU Library/New Review of Academic Librarianship Award for Academic Writing
sponsored by Taylor & Francis and Maynooth University Library is now open for entries

Librarian as Communicator: Case Studies and International Perspectives edited by Helen Fallon and Dr Graham Walton and published by Routledge, will be launched at Maynooth University (MU) Library at 4p.m.  on 9th November 2017.
To mark the occasion MU/ NRAL/Taylor & Francis will award a prize open to Irish librarians for producing an outline of a paper/ article that will be developed for publication in New Review of Academic Librarianship.
Purpose The objective of this award is to encourage  library staff in Irish Libraries;  those undertaking studies in librarianship in Ireland; and Irish librarians working overseas to publish in the peer-reviewed literature.
Eligibility Entries are welcome from Irish librarians and Irish students undertaking courses in librarianship in Ireland or overseas who wish to see their work published in New Review of Academic Librarianship.

Requirements Proposals must be between 300 and 500 words and may be on any topic of relevance to academic librarianship. Proposals must include:
Brief introduction
Brief description of methodology
A Judging Panel with representation from NRAL, MU and Taylor & Francis will be set up to consider the submissions. The judging panel will be seeking proposals that are grounded in research/ evidence/ wider context.
More information about NRAL
The winner will be announced at the book launch on 9th November 2017.
Proposals will be considered  in terms of their:
Relevance to scholarly communication and academic librarianshi
Clarity, coherence and organization of proposal
Originality and innovation of the work

Prize The author of the winning proposal will receive engraved crystalware and a book token to the value of  $50. They will also receive mentoring to develop their paper for publication in New Review of Academic Librarianship.  It is expected that a completed article of approximately 5,000 words will be submitted by June 2018.
Due date Proposals must be received, via e-mail, by Helen Fallon, Deputy University Librarian at MU, by 30th September 2017, helen.b.fallon@mu.iePlease include a short biography.

If you have any queries, please contact Helen Fallon

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