It’s that time of year, when you should turn your attention toward who among your friends, colleagues or even total strangers, should be nominated for an SAA award. There’s a mighty long list of awards for you to consider. I’ll try to highlight some others before the Feb. 28 deadline, but I’ve been asked to promote the Leland Award which I will happily do.
Call for Nominations: 2013 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award
Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!
Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you?
If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award. Nomination forms, a list of previous winners, and more information are at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-leland. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2013.
The annual Leland Award – a cash prize and certificate – recognizes “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice.”
(Please note that periodicals are not eligible.)
Established in 1959, this award honors American archival pioneer Waldo Gifford Leland (1879–1966), president of the Society of American Archivists in the 1940s and one of the driving forces behind the founding of the National Archives.
Want to learn more about Waldo? Here’s an excellent book for you: Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession. (I say it’s excellent but I haven’t yet read it. Maybe another candidate for the book club?)