Did you know that 23% of the GLBTRT’s membership are students? The Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize is looking for the best paper about the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship from a student currently enrolled in library school. The prize includes a $500 stipend to offset travel costs to the 2014 Annual ALA Conference in Las Vegas as well as publication of the winning paper in the Summer 2014 issue ofÂ Progressive Librarian. Â Here are the details for how to enter:
- Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending aÂ graduate levelÂ program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not haveÂ finished their coursework earlier than December 2013.
- Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written inÂ English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words and must conform to MLA intextÂ citationÂ style.
- To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing theÂ contestant’s name, full contact information (address, phone number, emailÂ address), nameof the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifyingÂ information other than the title should appear on the paper itself.
- Entries must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word or RTF format, toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received no later thanÂ 5:00 p.m. CSTÂ on International Workersâ€™ Day or May Day,Â Thursday, May 1, 2014.
- The $500 stipend is available onlyâ€ to help defray the cost of ALA Â conference attendanceÂ in 2013Í¾ if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in theÂ Braverman Prize endowment fund. The winner will still be offered publication inÂ Progressive Librarian
Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of theÂ selection committee, Megan Browndorf atÂ email@example.comÂ or Kelly McElroy atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Miriam Braverman and about the ProgressiveÂ Librarians Guild, including winning papers from previous years, is available atÂ http://