Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Today Stanford University Libraries announces the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries – SPIRL, an award that is intended to recognize and celebrate individual research libraries for sustained and significant innovation in any operational area.  Nominations with documentation may be made by institutions or individuals and are due by 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday 15 January 2013.  A full explanation of the intent and process for SPIRL may be found at .  It is expected that the first prize(s) will be announced in mid- to late-February 2013.

Please re-distribute this announcement widely.  Thanks very much.



Michael A. Keller

University Librarian

Founder/Publisher HighWire Press

Publisher Stanford University Press

Stanford University


101 Green Library

Stanford, CA 94305-6004



submitted by Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station

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