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Call for Papers: ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

The ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition is accepting submissions! Research papers concerning any aspect of library and information science are eligible. This competition is not limited to research regarding LIS education. Any research methodology is acceptable. Up to two winning papers may be selected. The winner(s) of the award will be honored at the 2019 ALISE Annual Conference and will be expected to present a summary of their paper at that event. The award does not include an honorarium.


The award honors Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar (1926-2013), a world-renowned scholar, author, professor, dean, and publisher. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, he received his Doctorate in Economics in Munich, Germany in 1950. Forced to flee his native country in 1944, Wynar emigrated to the U.S., living in Ohio and then Colorado where he earned an MA in Library Science from University of Denver in 1958. He became professor and from 1966-1969 Dean of the School of Library Science, SUNY Geneseo, and in 1964, started his own publishing company under the name of Libraries Unlimited. He co-edited the Dictionary of American Library Biography (DALB, 1978), among many other books.


More information and submission form is available on the ALISE website:


Deadline for submissions: May 22, 2019


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