ALISE/Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition
This competition was established in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario (now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies). During her thirty-year career, Professor Sutcliffe’s research on the measurement of information made significant contributions to the theoretical, methodological, and practical foundations of library and information science. This award was established by students at UWO in 1997.
This award is sponsored by the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
The first-place winner will receive a one-year student membership to ALISE and $200 cash prize.
ALISE Doctoral Poster Competition Judging Committee Co-chairs
- Only one submission per student is permitted.
- Only doctoral students who have completed or are near completion of their doctoral dissertation research (e.g., post-proposal; the core data have been analyzed; the student is at the stage of drawing conclusions from the research findings) are eligible to enter this competition. Students whose posters are accepted must submit a final copy of the poster as a PDF by the submission deadline. Failure to submit a poster at this time will result in elimination from the competition. As with poster proposals, final poster submissions will be made through conference submission system.
- Students whose posters are accepted are required to register for and attend the ALISE Annual Conference.
Posters will be judged according to the following criteria on a scale of 1-5:
- Practical, theoretical, and statistical significance: The discovery has broad application and potential benefit for practice, promotes the understanding of theory or suggests a new theoretical direction, and reports results that are statistically significant or provide a persuasive basis for argument.
- Design and method: Research design is logical and appropriate to the problem or research question(s), and method(s) of data collection and analysis is appropriate, well described and demonstrates meaningful results.
- Oral presentation: Presentations are clear and to-the-point and are no longer than necessary to describe broadly the overall nature of the problem, the design and methodology, the results, and their implications.
- Organization, clarity, and aesthetics of visual materials: Posters should be well organized and attractive, understandable without the oral presentation, and coherent with the oral presentation.
Submissions should include the following:
- Student’s name and the name of the student’s advisor
- Title of the research study
- 50-word brief abstract (for the conference program)
- 500-word extended abstract (in Word format)
Submit award nominations/applications online via EasyChair.
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Select the track that corresponds to the award name/type.
Please note: submitting a proposal constitutes your permission for ALISE to publish the brief and extended abstracts in the conference program and on the ALISE website if your proposal is accepted.