Donald G. Davis Article Award

Due Date: 02-15-2022

The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association invites submissions for the Donald G. Davis Article Award. The Davis Award is given every even-numbered year to the best article written in English in the field of United States and Canadian library history. Entries are judged on quality of scholarship, clarity of style, and depth of research. The round table is particularly interested in articles that place the subject within its broader historical, social, cultural, and political context and make interdisciplinary connections with print culture and information studies.

Articles published in 2020 and 2021 are eligible for the award. One award will be given every second year unless the jury does not find a suitable candidate for that period. Papers that have won the Justin Winsor or Jesse Shera Awards are not eligible for consideration.

Any member of the Library History Round Table may nominate one or more articles by sending nominations, including self-nominations, and an electronic copy of the article. Submissions are due on 15 February 2022 and must be submitted electronically to Julie Park at The subject line of the submission e-mail must read “Davis Article Award.” Receipt will be confirmed within five business days.