SAA’s C.F.W. Coker Award

Call for Nominations – 2019 SAA’s C.F.W. Coker Award

It is that time of the year where we ask for your to help us identify archivists and groups of archivists who have made valuable contributions to our profession!  As a part of these efforts, we are looking for nominations for the C.F.W. Coker Award, which is awarded annually to an individual or group who have performed outstanding and innovative archival descriptive work.

This descriptive work can take many forms, including:

  1. Finding aids, including, among others, multi-institutional guides, record surveys, repository guides, special subject lists, finding aids to individual collections or records groups, and narrative descriptions of holdings.
  2. Finding aid systems, including, among others, manual or automatic indexing systems, computer databases, or current awareness systems for notifying users of holdings.
  3. Descriptive tools that enable archivists to produce more effective finding aids, including, among others, subject thesauri, authority files, data element dictionaries, manuals establishing descriptive standards, and such reference works as atlases and administrative histories.
  4. Projects that involve innovative developments in archival description, including, among others, cooperative ventures that result in the exchange of finding aid information among repositories, efforts at building national information systems, and survey projects.

If you are aware of innovative work in any of these areas we ask that you please consider submitting a nomination (self-nominations are welcome!) via our nomination formby February 28, 2019.

For more information about the C.F.W. Coker Award please visit: https://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-coker

Thank you everyone for your consideration and time.

The C.F.W. Coker Award Subcommittee:

Shannon Lausch (chair)

Suzanne Reller

Linda Sellars

Elizabeth Wilkinson

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