There’s still time to submit nominations for the Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award!
Consider nominating an academic, government, or law librarian (or group) who has made distinguished contributions to the library profession through research, service, or other creative activity.
We’re looking for librarians who have made distinguished contributions to librarianship in political science, international affairs, policy, law, and government related fields. Contributions to the profession take many forms, and we have designated the following categories as ones worthy of recognition:
- Innovation in teaching and learning – Recognizes the development or improvement of significant educational resources and/or services for use in the teaching and learning of law, politics or policy related fields;
- Scholarship and research – Recognizes significant scholarly and research contributions in law, politics or policy related librarianship;
- Service to the profession – Recognizes significant leadership and active participation in the library profession, as well as law, politics or policy related librarianship;
- Mentorship – Recognizes ongoing and significant efforts to support and assist colleagues, especially those beginning their professional careers and/or new to law, politics or policy related librarianship;
- Civic engagement – Recognizes ongoing and significant efforts to connect the library to its broader communities around law, politics or policy related issues; and/or
- Lifetime achievement – Recognizes the cumulative career achievements of political science, international affairs, policy, law, and government related librarianship, including achievements in several of the following: scholarship (publications and presentations), service to the profession (professional organization and committee work), instruction and reference services, mentorship, library outreach and civic engagement. This prestigious recognition is given to librarians with at least 20 years of service to the profession.
More information about these categories and examples of each are available at
The award recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque sponsored by SAGE-CQ Press.
Nominations must include the name and contact information of the nominee. Please select the category or categories where the nominee has made the most contributions, or that best fits the activities for which the nominee should be recognized. Provide a short narrative supporting the nomination in the selected category(ies). Nominations can span categories if the person or project meets the criteria of more than one, but the nomination should explain the contributions in each category. The narrative must speak to the impact of the nominee’s work on librarianship in political science through the areas of distinction for the selected category(ies).
The award committee will also contact the nominee’s supervisor (please provide name if known) for more detailed information and a CV, which will be considered along with the nominator’s narrative. Individuals or groups may nominate themselves or others.
Nominations are due January 11, 2017.