Melva Dwyer Award

2014

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture.  The Award is administered by the Canadian Representative to the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) who is also the Chair of ARLIS/NA Canada, and is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals.

The 2014 Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 42nd annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Washington DC, in May 2014.

Criteria

  • The title must relate to Canadian art and/or architecture, be produced by Canadian authors and be disseminated by Canadian sources.
  • The format of the reference or research tool can vary: print, electronic, multimedia or other vehicles will be considered.
  • The date of publication or release should be within the last two years of the date of nomination, although exceptions can be made for cumulative achievement.
  • Monographs, exhibition catalogues and periodical articles will be considered if the scope and quality of the bibliographic information or the arrangement of the main text merits recognition as a major reference or research tool.


Nomination procedures

Nominations should be sent directly to the ARLIS/NA Canada Chapter Chair. Nominations must be received no later than 31 December 2013. Each nomination should include full bibliographic information and a written justification assessing the importance of the work to the discipline.

Please send nominations to the Chair of ARLIS/NA Canada, who will forward them to the jury:

Daniel Payne
Head, Instructional Services
Dorothy H. Hoover Library
Ontario College of Art & Design
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1W1

Phone: 416-977-6000 x 217

e-mail: dpayne@ocadu.ca

Melva Dwyer Award Winners

Title Post date
2013 Melva J. Dwyer Award Winner/ lauréat du prix Melva J. Dwyer May 14 2013 - 12:18pm
2012 Melva Dwyer Award Winner Feb 16 2012 - 12:50pm
2011 Melva Dwyer Award Winner Apr 15 2011 - 2:37pm
2010 Melva J. Dwyer Award Winner Jun 21 2010 - 10:05am
2009 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNERS Mar 29 2010 - 4:55pm
2008 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNERS Mar 29 2010 - 4:49pm
2007 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNERS Mar 29 2010 - 4:45pm
2006 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNER Mar 29 2010 - 4:42pm
2005 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNER Mar 29 2010 - 4:39pm
2004 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNER Mar 29 2010 - 4:37pm
2003 Melva Dwyer Award Winner Mar 29 2010 - 4:34pm
2002 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNER Mar 29 2010 - 4:33pm
2001 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNER Mar 29 2010 - 4:30pm
2000 MELVA J. DWYER AWARD WINNERS Mar 29 2010 - 4:07pm