Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL) for 2015 is now accepting nominations

(6 November 2014) For the third year in a row, Stanford Libraries opens nominations for the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and new or improved services that benefits users. The deadline for entries is 16 January 2015.

Eligibility for SPIRL includes research, national, or other libraries that support research activities. Awards will be based on a single program or project undertaking and/or a sustained culture of encouraging innovation. The effect of such efforts must have measurable impact on the library’s own clientele as well as the potential for influencing the practices and/or standards of research librarianship generally.

The goals of the prize are to highlight and to celebrate functionally significant results of the innovative impulses in research libraries worldwide.

Entries must be received on or before 16 January 2015. Official entry form and rules are available on the SPIRL home page. The winner(s) will be announced in mid-March 2015 and a modest cash purse will be awarded.

The full announcement is here.