Friday Awards Round Up

Something different for your Friday! We’ve received a call for applications for many awards this week and we’re compiling them all here for you – SFA wishes you luck!

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Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited
 MAC is soliciting applications for the 2014 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://archivists.org/prof-education/edd-index.asp, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.
Applications are available from the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students Committee Chair:
Archivist and Associate Librarian
Franklin D. Schurz Library
Indiana University South Bend
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, Indiana 46634
And from the MAC Web site, http://www.midwestarchives.org
Applications must be postmarked by March 1. Awards will be announced no later than June 1.
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The Archival Innovator Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2014 award.

Established in 2011, this award recognizes the role of innovative practices in the archival profession. Key areas of innovation are outlined by the criteria below, with preference given to nominees who have clearly demonstrated the greatest impact on the profession or their communities through the use of groundbreaking strategies, approaches, and/or technologies.

• Creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges.
• Demonstrated ability to think outside of professional or institutional norms.
• Ability to translate creativity, innovation, and new thinking into working solutions.
• Development of an archives program or outreach activity that has an extraordinary impact on a community.
• Commitment to the advancement of professional knowledge through traditional or emerging information-sharing media.

Eligibility:
The Archival Innovator Award is presented to an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization for work undertaken within the past three years. The work need not be completed, but it must be sufficiently advanced to demonstrate results.

Application Deadline:
All nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2014. Additional information and applications are available online at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-innovators.

Prize: The winner will receive a certificate and complimentary registration for one individual to the 2014 SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Previous winners:
2013:  Augmented Processing Table Research Team, The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, Dr. Ciaran B. Trace and Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla

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The SAA Spotlight Award Subcommittee invites nominations for the 2014 Spotlight Award. 

This award “recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition.”  Nominees do not have to be members of SAA.  Please share this message as you think appropriate.  I hope you will consider recognizing a colleague (or yourself!) in this way.  Additional information about the criteria and process is found below.

Spotlight Award

Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 2005, this award recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition. The nominee(s) should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following ways:

*   Participating in special projects.
*   Exhibiting tireless committee or advocacy work.
*   Responding effectively to an unforeseen or pressing need or emergency.
*   Contributing innovative or creative ideas to the profession.
*   Performing extraordinary volunteerism.
*   Quietly but effectively promoting the profession.

Eligibility:  Awarded to an individual archivist or a group of up to five archivists who have collaborated on a project. Preference is given to archivists working in smaller repositories, especially those without institutional support for professional activities.

Nomination Requirements:  A completed nomination form, downloadable at http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/Spotlight-Award-Form.rtf.

Sponsor and Funding:  The Society of American Archivists Foundation.

Prize:  A certificate and complimentary registration (for up to five individuals) to the SAA Annual Meeting occurring in the year in which the award is presented.

Submission Deadline and Nomination Form:  Deadline: February 28, 2014.  Please complete the nomination form (http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/Spotlight-Award-Form.rtf) and email it along with any applicable supporting documentation to awards@archivists.org with the subject line “Spotlight Award.”   Attachments should not exceed 5MB.

Alternately, nominations may be mailed.  Materials must be postmarked by February 28, 2014, and should be sent to:

Spotlight Award Committee
Society of American Archivists
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602-4061

Please visit http://www2.archivists.org/recognition for a list and explanation of all of the awards offered by SAA.  The above information and a list of past recipients is available  at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-spotlight.

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The application period for the 2014 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award is now open!

The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists.

The recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA in Washington, D.C. in August 2014.

In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

Eligibility: The Pinkett is awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year proceeding the date on which the award is given.

For more details or to download the application form please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014.

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