ALISE / Norman Horrocks Leadership Award

First awarded in 2009, the award recognizes a new ALISE member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ALISE activities. This award addresses a number of concerns relevant to the Association, including:

  • The need to attract new members and retain their membership as a lifelong commitment.
  • The need to develop and recognize those new members with outstanding leadership qualities as future leaders of ALISE at the highest levels.
  • The need to recognize newer members for service to the organization rather than limiting recognition to academic achievements.

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2020 Sponsor

ALISE is thankful for the generous support of  The Library & Information Science Program, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver for sponsoring the award.

 

Chair

Louise Spiteri, Dalhousie University

Members

Susan Alman, San Jose State University 
Ying-Hsang Liu, The Australian National University
Dick Kawooya, University of South Carolina 
Rajesh Singh, St. John's University 

Board Liaison

Denise Adkins, University of Missouri, Director of Member Services 

Award Criteria

  • This award is open to any ALISE member who has been a member for no more than seven years (including years as a student member, if applicable), at the time the award is given. An individual may only receive this award once. 
  • The winner is selected based on demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ALISE activities (e.g., participation in SIG activities; organization of ALISE conference events; service on ALISE committees; recruitment or retention of other new ALISE members; etc.).

Nominations Requirements

  • A letter of nomination (no more than one page, single-spaced), describing the ways in which the nominee has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ALISE activities (e.g., participation in SIG activities; organization of ALISE conference events; service on ALISE committees; recruitment or retention of other new ALISE members; etc.)
  • The date that the nominee first joined ALISE
  • Supporting documentation, including the nominee’s current CV and letters of support that address the criteria listed above.

Submission Process

Submit award nominations/applications online via EasyChair.

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Select the track that corresponds to the award name/type.

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline was April 15, 2020. We are no longer accepting submissions.

Committee Membership

  • The Committee consists of four ALISE Members, of whom serves as Chair.
  • Members are selected by the President-Elect and serve for two years, and may be appointed to serve a second consecutive two-year term.
  • The chair is selected by the President-Elect holds this position for one year, and may be appointed for a second consecutive one-year term.
  • The Committee reports to the Director of Membership Services.

Previous Recipients

2020 - Sarah Buchanan

2019 - Keren Dali

2018 - No award given

2017 - No award given

2016 - C. Sean Burns

2015 - No award given

2014 - Shari A. Lee

2013 - Nicole Cooke

2012 - Renate Chancellor

2011 - Lauren Mandel

2010 - No Award Given

2009 - Linda Most