ALISE/The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition
Deadline: June 30, 2013
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition. Dissertations must deal with substantive issues related to library and information science, but applicants may be from within or outside LIS programs.
Up to two outstanding dissertations completed between December 15, 2011 and June 30, 2013 will be selected. Each winner will receive $500, plus 2014 conference registration and personal membership in ALISE for 2014. Winners of the Dissertation Competition will present a summary of their work at the 2014 ALISE annual meeting.
Your submission must include:
(1) – A 200-word-abstract of the dissertation
(2) – A copy of the dissertation completed between December 15, 2011 and June 30, 2013
(3) – Proof of university acceptance. We accept the following evidence as proof of university acceptance: a university transcript facsimile, official or unofficial, showing doctoral degree awarded or a letter from the advisor indicating university acceptance within the timeframe.
Please note: You should merge multiple files to make a single PDF file for submission. Please place “Proof of university acceptance” in the first page of your PDF file.
The members of ALISE Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee will judge the dissertations. In cases where the research or methodology warrants it, additional assistance will be obtained from ALISE members outside the committee. Dissertations will be judged according to the following criteria:
- Significance of the research problem to the overall LIS field
- Presentation of the relevant literature
- Design of the study (i.e., appropriateness of methodology, selection of specific techniques and/or tests)
- Conduct of study (i.e., application of methods of data collection).
- Analysis and presentation of the data (i.e., quality of analysis, logic of findings)
- Appropriateness of conclusions
- Clarity and organization of the writing
Submissions will be made through the Easy Chair system, at
Follow these steps:
1. Log on the system (create an EasyChair account if you do not already have one).
2. Choose ALISE 2014 if you see other conferences in the list.
3. If you are also a reviewer, please be sure to select “author” as your role for your submission.
4. Select “New Submission.”
5. Select the “Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award” track and press “Continue.”
6. Complete all the entries requested. Enter a title and provide an abstract for your submission.
7. Upload your file (Proof of university acceptance and a copy of your dissertation) and press “Submit.”
8. You will receive a confirmation email from the EasyChair system.
Soo Young Rieh, Chair of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee
Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan