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Last Call: Nominations for Public Outreach Award (Oct 15)


SLA Award for Public Outreach and Community Service: Call for Nominations

The submission deadline is October 15, 2016.

Created and awarded for the first time by the SLA in 2014, this award honors an SLA member or members for work that effectively impacts public awareness of social issues involving language and communication and/or represents a significant service to a particular community outside of the academy.  Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated.  Such work may be in any medium including but not limited to books, reports, exhibits, pedagogical materials/curricula, documentary films, newspaper or magazine articles, blogs, digitized or broadcast media, and lectures. Eligible work must have published, presented, or aired during the five years immediately preceding the submission deadline.

Each nomination should include:
(1) A brief description of the work for which the nominee is being considered (up to 250 words);
(2) Relevant supporting materials as evidence of increased public awareness or performance of community service.

A Selection Committee appointed by the SLA President will consider all applications and may request additional materials as needed. Awards will be announced at the Annual SLA Business meeting. Since an individual’s representative work is eligible for five years, this evidence of accomplishment, with any relevant updates, could be considered in more than one annual award cycle.

Send nominations or inquiries to