Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize Seeks Student Entries

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 of Progressive Librarian.  Here are the details for how to enter:

  1. Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending a graduate level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2013.
  2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words and must conform to MLA intext citation style. 
  3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant’s name, full contact information (address, phone number, email address), nameof the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information other than the title should appear on the paper itself. 
  4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word or RTF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on International Workers’ Day or May Day, Thursday, May 1, 2014. 
  5. The $500 stipend is available only†to help defray the cost of ALA  conference attendance in 2013; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund. The winner will still be offered publication in Progressive Librarian

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Megan Browndorf at margaret.a.browndorf@gmail.com or Kelly McElroy at kellymce@gmail.com. More information about Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild, including winning papers from previous years, is available at http://progressivelibrariansguild.org/content/award.shtml.


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