ALISE / Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award

Previous Recipients

Established in 1996, the $1,000 cash award (sponsored by ALISE and by Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science, on behalf of the late David Severn, a 1968 Pratt alumnus) is designed to identify innovation by full-time faculty members, or a group of full-time faculty members, in incorporating evolving information technologies in the curricula of accredited masters degree programs in library and information studies.

Chair:

Jenny Bossaller - bossallerj@missouri.edu
Alison Miller - milleru65@gmail.com

Members:

Danilo Baylen 
Youngok Choi, Greensboro
Anthony Chow, Greensboro 
Pratt representative: Craig MacDonald, Pratt

Board liaison:

Cecilia Salvatore, Dominican, Director of Membership Services - csalvatore@dom.edu

Eligibility:

Any full-time faculty member, or group of full-time faculty members, in a masters degree-granting institution of library and information studies can be proposed for this award. Any eligible faculty member, or group of full-time members, may propose themselves for this award. Part-time faculty members are not eligible for this award. Entire departments of library and information studies are also not eligible for the award, a smaller group of faculty members must be selected. 

Evaluation:

Selection shall be made and the ALISE President, the winning faculty member, the Chair of the ALISE Awards and Honors Committee, and the Dean of Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science shall be notified by 60 days before the start of the ALISE annual meeting. Each nomination will be reviewed to assure that it is the work of an eligible faculty member and will be appraised with respect to:

  1. Significance and innovative use of evolving technology - 30%
  2. Originality of concept - 20%
  3. Extent of impact on curricula, the University, and/or Society - 20%
  4. Transferability to programs at other institutions - 20%
  5. Collaborative technological approaches with other University units - 10%

The jury reserves the right not to give the Award if submissions do not meet the requirements or are of insufficient quality (a minimum 80% average score).

Nominations Requirements

  • A Nomination Letter (electronically or in hard copy) stating the name(s), address, and academic affiliation(s), and that the nomination is being submitted for the Pratt-Severn Faculty Award.
  • A Nomination Text of not more than 10 pages explaining what activities the nominee(s) performed that the submitter feels to be innovative in incorporating evolving information technologies in the curricula of accredited masters degree programs in library and information studies. Include appropriate supporting documentation and up to two letters of endorsement. Text may be uploaded as a PDF.
  • The Committee may solicit more information, if necessary.

Award Submission Instructions
Access the submission form here. After you create a login, click on Award Submission/Nomination at the bottom of the page. In the submission form, please be sure you enter the name(s) of the individual being nominated. List one nominee per line. If there is more than one nominee, use the Org. Index box on the right side to indicate institutional names. The number in the Org. Index box must correspond to the number below it. Prior to uploading documents, be sure to refer to your award’s requirements.

Previous Recipients

2015 - Eric Meyers

2014 - No award given

2013 - Anthony Cocciolo

2012 - Leanne Bowler

2011 - Scott Nicholson

2010 - No award given

2009 - Michael Stephens

2008 - The Faculty of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University

2007 - No award given

2006 - Betram Bruce (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

2005 - No award given

2004 - No award given

2003 - No award given

2002 - No award given

2001 - Sanda Erdelez (University of Texas at Austin)

2000 - Myron (Myke) H. Gluck (Florida State)

1999 - Gretchen Whitney (Tennessee)

1998 - Peter Jacso (Hawaii)

1997 - Ching-Chih Chen (Simmons)