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UKeiG, the UK e-information Group, would like to remind the LIS community
that nominations for the Jason Farradane Award 2019 should be received no
later than 5 pm this Friday 6th September, 2019.

Given in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the information
profession, the Award honours Jason Farradane who made an impact with a
paper on the scientific approach to documentation at a Royal Society
Scientific Information Conference in 1948 and was instrumental in
establishing the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958 as well as the
first academic courses in information science in 1963 at the precursor of
City University, where he became Director of the Centre for Information
Science in 1966.

The UKeiG Jason Farradane Award is made to an individual or a group of
people in recognition of outstanding work in the information profession.
The Award embraces activities in the information profession in its widest
sense, while the Group's other award, the UKeiG Tony Kent Strix Award
focuses more narrowly on information retrieval.

Nominations should meet one or more of the following criteria:

*Raising the profile of the information profession within an organisation
or field of endeavour in a way which has become an exemplar to others;
*Raising the awareness of the value of information in the workplace;
*Demonstrating excellence in education and teaching in information science;
*Making a major contribution to the theory and practice of information
science.

Key characteristics that the judging panel will look for in nominations are
innovation, initiative, originality and practicality. None of the criteria
should be read as necessarily implying activity over an extended period.
The Award is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in the world.

Nominations should take the form of a short description (a document of no
more than 3 sides of A4) of the work in question, together with full
contact details of both the nominee and the nominator. Do not forget to
include any documentation, references or URLs which may support the
nomination. See some examples and a list of previous winners:

https://www.cilip.org.uk/members/group_content_view.asp?group=201314&id=805315

Previous individual winners include: Professor Charles Oppenheim (2013)
Professor Hazel Hall (2016) Sheila Webber (2015).

Previous teams include: the Chemoinformatics Research Group in the
Information School, University of Sheffield (2012) and the United Kingdom
Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR).

Nominations for the 2019 Award should be emailed with the full supporting
documentation to:

John Wickenden – Hon. Secretary UKeiG UKeiG [log in to unmask]
cc-ed to Gary Horrocks - UKeiG administrator [log in to unmask] and
Sue Silcocks – Hon. Treasurer UKeiG [log in to unmask]

The closing date for nominations is 5 pm on Friday 6th September, 2019.

We hope to present the award at ILI - Internet Librarian International - on
Wednesday 16th October, 2019.


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UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the library and information
association
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