Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize a new ASIS&T member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in professional ASIS&T activities.

Eligibility

The nominee must meet the following qualifications:

  • Nominees must have been an ASIS&T member in good standing for up to seven years (including years as a student member, if applicable), and be a current member at the time the award is made.
  • Prior Cretsos Award winners, members of the Cretsos Award Jury, and the Chair of the Leadership Committee in the year that the award is given are not eligible.
  • Nominations are not carried forward from prior years, but individuals may be re-nominated.

Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Participation in ASIS&T annual meeting as organizer, moderator, speaker, discussant, etc.;
  • Participation in programs and activities of SIGs, chapters and/or student chapters;
  • Services on ASIS&T committees; and
  • Recruitment of new ASIS&T members and/or retention of existing members.

Nominations Process

Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 pm US Pacific Time on the deadline date.

Nominations must include:

  • Name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number of nominee;
  • Name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number of nominator;
  • Nominating letter that details:
    • Year the nominee joined ASIS&T;
    • ASIS&T activities (SIG, chapter, and/or student chapter);
    • Participation in chapter programs;
    • Participation in chapter or SIG publications;
    • Leadership of chapter/SIG projects;
    • Service on ASIS&T committees; and
    • Recruitment/retention (of members) activities;
  • Up to three letters of support
  • Up to two supporting documents.

Selection Process

Award winners shall be selected by a jury composed of ASIS&T members.

Criteria shall be weighted as follows:

  • Participation in ASIS&T annual meeting as organizer, moderator, speaker, discussant, etc.; 20 points
  • Participation in programs and activities of SIGs, chapters and/or student chapters; 50 pts.
  • Services on ASIS&T committees; 15 pts. And
  • Recruitment of new ASIS&T members and/or retention of existing members; 15 pts.

More than one awardee may be chosen in a given year.

Nature of the Award

The James M. Cretsos Leadership Award was established in 1992. The award is sponsored by the Association-at-Large and is administered by the Leadership Committee. The award shall consist of a plaque to be presented to the recipient by the Chair of the Leadership Committee at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Presentation of the Award

The award shall be presented at the Awards Ceremony held during the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Important Dates

  • Jury Appointment: March 15
  • Submission Deadline: March 31
  • Selection Deadline: May 15

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