Call for Application – The CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research 2018

 Call for Application – The CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research 2018

The CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2017-2018) now invites the CALA members to submit their research works published between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 for the competition of the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research 2018.

The career of Jing Liao (1954-2011), a long-time CALA member and a devoted and accomplished librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was a perfect example of the pursuit of excellence in research and service. Honoring the memory of Jing Liao, the establishment of this memorial fund encourages CALA members to engage in excellence in research relating to information science and library related fields.

CALA members in good standing for three consecutive years are eligible to apply for the award of $500 cash award and $500 supplemental travel fund, which are contributed by the following company:

  • Beijing Zhenben Technology Co. Ltd.

The travel fund is for the winner who attends and receives the award at the 2018 ALA/CALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA (June 2018). The winner will not be able to claim for the travel fund if he/she does not present to the ALA/CALA annual conference.

After reporting to the CALA Board of Directors through the CALA President (2016-2017) during its winter meeting in Atlanta, GA on January 21, 2017, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2017 – 2018) will use the Guidelines for Jing Liao Award Application and Selection to evaluate the research works submitted by the CALA members and will ensure a fair and transparent process. The CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee is charged with the task of calling for applications and selecting a work that best presented and reflected of its kind.

Qualified CALA members who are willing to apply for the Award should follow this new guideline for the competition:

1. Guidelines for Application:

  • Applicants must be CALA members in good standing for three consecutive years, including the award year;
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research by publishing works in any library subject fields.
  • Applicants may submit one work, in either English or Chinese, published in the previous year for consideration;
  • Applicants must not be past recipients of the award.

2. Selection Criteria:

     The following criteria will be used to evaluate and select the best research works received: 2

  • Scholarly Value: This criterion explores which research work has demonstrated specific creative ideas, new discoveries, deep influences, innovative approaches, etc. to promote the type of Library and Information Science research.
  • Research Focus: This criterion examines if the author’s ability, experience, knowledge, and skills of conducing specific research subjects.
  • Range and Scope of Research: This criterion measures the extent and the range of a researcher’s perceptions and thoughts in the research work.
  • Methodology: This criterion examines if the researcher utilizes an effective methodology to generate accountable and reliable conclusions, such as the connection between the population and the sample for various analysis and studies, etc.,
  • Discovery: This criterion explores if the submitted research work has any new discoveries or suggestions different from other previous research in the same research fields.
  • Influence: This criterion measures the potential implication or promotion for further studies in the related research fields.

3. Application:

      For application, please submit the following materials to both LiLi Li (lilili@georgiasouthern.edu) and Yiping Wang (yiping4cala@gmail.com):

  • A short cover letter including a statement of your CALA membership history and current status;
  • Full-text of your publication in a PDF format;
  • A complete citation of your publication in Chicago, APA, or MLA style, including its DOI link or URL if available;
  • A copy of your recent curriculum vitae in a PDF format.

4. Application Deadline: March 31, 2018 (Saturday)

     This is the deadline for the qualified CALA members to submit their research works for the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research 2018.

5. Award Announcement Date: Before June 1, 2018 (Friday)

The award of the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research 2018 will be announced before June 1, 2018 (Friday).

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please feel free to contact our committee at any time.

Thank you so much for your time and attention.

 

Sincerely,

LiLi Li, CO-Chair, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2017 – 2018) 
Yiping Wang, CO-Chair, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2017 – 2018) 
Anlin Yang, Member, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2017 – 2018) 
Ma Lei Hsieh, Member, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2017 – 2018) 
Sharon Yang, Member, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2017 – 2018)

 

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