Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize the unique teaching contribution of an individual as a teacher of information science.

Eligibility

The nominee must meet the following qualifications:

  • Nominee must be directly engaged in teaching some aspect of information science on a continuing basis, in an academic or a non-academic setting.
  • Nominee must be a current member in good standing of ASIS&T.
  • Nominees need not be associated with an educational institution; however, teaching information science must represent a significant work responsibility although it need not occur within the traditional classroom. Workshops, speeches, publications, and presentations, in addition to academic courses, can also be used to teach information science.
  • Prior award winners and current members of the Education and Professional Advancement Committee are not eligible.

Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of sustained and unique contributions to teaching information science;
  • Impact on students, colleagues, and institutions.
  • Innovative and imaginative teaching materials and methods;
  • Professional association activities related to teaching excellence;
  • Research activities related to teaching excellence; and
  • Previous teaching awards.

Nominations Process

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

Nominations must include:

  • A nominating letter, stating why the candidate deserves the award;
  • The name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address of the person making the nomination;
  • The full CV of the nominee, which must include the nominee’s name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address of the candidate for the award;
  • A nomination statement (200-500 words, some or all of which may be included in the citation for the award);
  • Up to 4 (four) supporting documents, which may include such items as:
    • course syllabi or outlines,
    • innovative and imaginative teaching/presentation materials or descriptions of teaching methods,
    • documentation of speeches/presentations given, and/or
      a list of consulting activities, professional association activities, or awards and honors, if they are related to teaching excellence
  • Up to three letters of support.

Selection Process

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

  • Each of the nominations shall be scored by the selection criteria on a five-point scale with weighting as follows:
    • Evidence of sustained and unique contributions to teaching information science (20%);
    • Impact on students, colleagues, and institutions (20%);
    • Innovative and imaginative teaching materials and methods (20%);
    • Professional association activities related to teaching excellence (10%);
    • Research activities related to teaching excellence (20%); and
    • Previous teaching awards (10%).
  • In case of a tie, the top-scoring nominees should be re-evaluated.
  • In the absence of qualified nominations, the Jury may review nominations that were submitted during the two previous years or solicit additional nominations.
  • In the event that the Jury decides that none of the nominations should be recognized, no award may be given that year.

Nature of the Award

The Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award is sponsored by Clarivate Analytics. It was established in 1980 and is administered by the Education and Professional Advancement Committee. The award consists of a cash prize of US$1,000, a certificate, and up to US$500 towards travel or other expenses to the grant recipient, contingent upon the recipient’s attending 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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