The Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award honours the late Dr. Ilene Rockman, a nationally recognized leader in information literacy. The Rockman Award recognizes an outstanding article or book on instruction or information literacy in an academic library environment, published within the last two years.
Publications are judged on the basis of relevance to the field of instruction in academic or research libraries, originality, timeliness, and quality of writing. Winners are awarded a $3,000 cash prize donated by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Nominations must include a complete citation, a letter of support explaining how the publication meets the award criteria and, whenever possible, a copy of the publication.
A complete description of this award, including eligibility and selection criteria, submission requirements, and past recipients, is available on the IS website at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/awards/index.cfm.
All submissions must be received electronically by 2 December 2011.