How to Apply
To apply, please create an account at the bottom of this page. Once logged in, submission fields will appear at the bottom of the page. Fill out the form and submit your application materials. You will receive a confirmation email after you have submitted. Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Terms and Eligibility
Each awarded librarian will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for conference related expenses. Interviews and video shoots about each librarian’s initiative will happen at their institution or on site at the conference.
- Applicants must be currently employed as Librarians in an Academic, Medical, or Research Institution.
- Applicants must select if they are applying to attend the MLA or the Charleston conference. A librarian who wants to be considered for both the conferences should submit two individual applications; however please note that the same person can only receive the award for only one conference.
- Applications must be received by the deadline (MLA deadline is 2/24/17, Charleston deadline is 8/18/17).
- Collaboration between librarians and scientists/faculty/students in the context of the reproducibility crisis.
- The use of new technologies for scientific research in the context of the reproducibility crisis.
- Creative ways libraries spread information within academic and non academic institutions.
In that spirit, each applicant should submit:
A one-page essay (500 words max.) describing the librarian’s initiative to raise awareness on the reproducibility crisis, including the tools they make available to their researchers and faculty. Providing specific examples of initiatives are encouraged and supporting materials* can be uploaded together with the essay but it is not mandatory. Any results or evaluation data from past initiatives will also be considered as supporting materials.
* For example but not limited to the following: Libguides URLs, Flyers, Email and Social Media Campaigns, Blogs, Orientation Packages, Videos, etc.
A jury of academic librarians will judge the applications using a ‘blind review’ process. The five main criteria on which applications will be judged are: (1) Submission is well written and addresses the theme, (2) Specific examples of campaigns or activities are provided, (3) Specific resources, tools, or technologies selected by librarians for scientists’ use or for communication are shared, (4) The initiative(s) are well designed and creative, and (5) Submission includes how the initiative(s) will be assessed and evaluated.