Nominations sought for two archival awards

Do you know someone who is doing outstanding work in archives? You may want to nominate them for one these awards: the Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award or the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award. Nominations for both awards are due on February 28, 2015.

The Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of religious archives. It is named in honor of Sister M. Claude Lane, the first professionally trained archivist at the Catholic Archives of Texas in Austin, who served there from 1960 until her death in 1974. Criteria for nomination include:

· Involvement and work in the Archivists of Religious Collections Section (ARCS) of the Society of American Archivists.

· Contributions to archival literature that relates to religious archives.

· Participation and leadership in religious archives organizations.

· Evidence of leadership in specific religious archives.

To nominate an archivist for the Lane Award, please follow the guidelines provided in the Nomination Form.

The J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs. The individual's or institution's contributions may take the form of advocacy, publicity, legislation, financial support, or a similar action that fosters archival work or raises public consciousness of the importance of archival work. Contributions should have broad, long-term impact at the regional level or beyond. Up to three awards may be given each year.

Eligibility: Nominees must be from outside the archives profession. Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award. Please see the nomination form for details.