Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee – December 2020 Report

The group met 0 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
The committee put out the call for nominations for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award in October, with reminder emails in November and December. The committee consists of representatives from LITA (myself; I am also chair this year), ALCTS, LLAMA, and ACRL.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development

Second Activity
Following the nominations deadline of December 6, 2019, our ALA liaison recommended that we extend the deadline to January 9, 2020. The committee agreed to extend the deadline and re-posted the call for nominations with the new deadline.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
We will send a final call for nominations the first week of January. The committee will convene virtually in January to make a decision about the selection of the award winner, no later than ALA Midwinter. If a winner is selected, the committee will craft an announcement. The award will be presented at the LITA awards ceremony at ALA Annual.

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
Additional word-of-mouth regarding the call for nominations, as well as any submission of nominations themselves.

Please describe anything you need to bring to the LITA Board for discussion or action at their next meeting:

Submitted by Holly Tomren on 01/03/2020