[Libs-Or] 2009 PLG Braverman Prize: Call for Submissions

lana lanamt at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 09:29:42 PST 2009

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Are you an LIS student interested in *activism* and the *struggle for social
justice*? Do you stay awake at night thinking about how your
*politics*might inform your professional practice?

The *MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE,* a presentation of the Progressive
Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about some
aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or
librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are
also eligible.

The *winning paper will be published* in the Summer 2009 issue of
Progressive Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $300
stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the 2009 American
Library Association annual conference in Chicago, IL. The award will be
presented at the annual PLG dinner.

Think you might be interested? Here's the fine print.

1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending
a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada.

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 Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and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 in-text 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, e-mail address), name of 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 at gmail.com* <bravermansubmissions at gmail.com>.
*Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on May 1, 2009.*

5. The $300 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA
conference attendance; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the
money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated
to a progressive cause at the discretion of the selection committee.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed
to the chair of the selection committee, Marcel LaFlamme, at *
mlaflamme at indycc.edu* <mlaflamme at indycc.edu>. More information about Miriam
Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available at *
http://libr.org/plg* <http://libr.org/plg>.
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