Just a reminder that we are seeking nominations for the Banks/Harris Preservation Award.  The deadline is December 1, 2010.  There has been some interest, but to date no nominations have been received.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2010. 

Banks/Harris Preservation Award: 
The award was established to honor the memory of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early leaders in library preservation. The award, $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., is given to a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials. Winners will be chosen based on: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national levels; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contribution to professional literature; evidence of studies or research in preservation; and training and mentoring in the field of preservation. 

Send nominations, a formal statement of nomination that provides a strong rationale for the nomination by addressing how the nominee meets the criteria for the award, letters of support for the nomination and a complete resume for the nominee to:

Hilary Seo, chair, Banks/Harris Jury
Iowa State University
441 Parks Library
Ames, IA  50011-2140
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For more information about the award and past recipients visit the Banks Harris page at:

Further questions about the award are welcome and may be directed to any of the committee members: 
Beth Doyle, <[log in to unmask]>
Jake Nadal, <[log in to unmask]>
Lene Palmer, <[log in to unmask]> 
Hilary Seo, <[log in to unmask]>
Peter D. Verheyen, <[log in to unmask]>

Peter D. Verheyen
Head of Preservation and Conservation 
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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