25 July 2013

Press Release

Winners of IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award 2013!

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sponsored by IFLA and ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH

The IFLA Education and Training Section (SET) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA/ekz Library and Information Science (LIS) Student Paper Award 2013

The IFLA/ekzLIS Student Paper Award, which is sponsored by IFLA and ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH, Germany, aims to encourage LIS students from across the world to submit a paper that addresses the current IFLA World Library and Information Congress theme and to then reward the best student paper submission. Beyond this, the award gives LIS students the chance to learn more about IFLA activities and encourages the new generation of LIS professionals to participate in IFLA activities.

The prize for the first place winner of the IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award 2013 includes a grant of 1000 € to support travel and accommodation costs and the IFLA conference fee, enabling the winner to participate in the IFLA Congress 2013. The prize also includes one year membership of IFLA and the recommendation for the winning paper to be published in the IFLA Journal. The second place finalist will receive a certificate plus one year free membership of the IFLA Education & Training Section.

First Place

This year, as first place winner the selection panel chose the paper of: Tamara Rhodes from the School of Library and Information Sciences, at North Carolina Central University, USA. Her paper is on the topic: “A Living, Breathing Revolution: How Libraries Can Use “Living Archives” to Support, Engage, and Document Social Movements” Tamara will present her paper at the Social Science Libraries Section Open Session Sunday, 18 Aug 2013, 13:45-15:45, Session 84, Room Summit 2.

Second Place

As second place winner the selection panel chose the paper of Elina Karioja from Oulu University of Applied Sciences, School of Business and Information Management, Finland. Her paper is on the topic: “How to Evaluate Library’s Sustainability? An Approach to Evaluating Model and Indicators”.
Elina will present her paper at the ENSULIB Conference Session (Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group) on Monday (Green Library Day), 19 Aug 2013, 16:00–18:00, Session 115 B, off-site (Central Public Library).

The awards will be presented to Tamara and Elina at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore, Special Presentation of Awards Session, held on Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013, 12:45–13:45 in the Expo Pavilion on the Exhibition Floor.

Criteria

The criteria for the IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award have been developed to measure the quality and relevance of the student papers, focusing on:

  • Relationship to the theme of the IFLA Congress and the sub theme/s of the relevant Section,
  • Relevant discussion of current issues in the topic field including reference to appropriate literature,
  • Quality of ideas, research methods, results or argument,
  • Quality of writing and referencing.

Congratulations to this year’s winner! IFLA and ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH are thanked for their generous sponsorship of this award.

For further information, please contact Petra Hauke (Berlin, Germany), member of the SET Standing Committee and contact person for the IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de.

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