Donald G. Davis Article Award

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End: January 1, 2020
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Donald G. Davis Article Award

The Donald G. Davis Article Award is presented by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association every even-numbered year to recognize the best article written in English in the field of United States and Canadian library history. The award honors Donald G. Davis, longtime professor at the School of Information at the University of Texas and editor of Libraries & the Cultural Record.


Eligibility and Criteria

Entries for the Davis Award must have been published during the two years preceding the award year; e.g. articles from 2018 and 2019 may be nominated for the 2020 award. Entries are judged on quality of scholarships, clarity of style, and depth of research. The round table is particularly interested in articles that place the subject within its broader historical, social, cultural, and political context and make interdisciplinary connections with print culture and information studies.


Nomination Process

Nominations and self-nominations can be submitted by sending an electronic copy of the article to the Chair of the Davis Award Committee, Brett Spencer at Subject line must read Davis Article Award. Receipt will be confirmed within four business days.


Deadline for nominations is January 1, 2020.