The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) Awards Committee invites nominations for the ACMLA Honours Award. According to the guidelines for the award, the nominee should be a person who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of map librarianship. The contribution may either be for a specific activity or for general services and contributions such as continued membership in the Association with active participation either as an executive officer, committee chairperson, or committee member. Normally, membership in ACMLA is a prerequisite, however, that does not preclude considering outstanding non-members.

The Student Paper Award will consist of a prize of $250 and free membership in the Association for one year. The award includes an invitation to present the winning paper at the Annual Conference. The Association will waive registration fees and provide a travel stipend up to $250.00 with receipts. The award will normally be given on an annual basis to a student from Canada or studying in Canada currently enrolled in a post- secondary institution (college or university). The essay shall be original and published and of no more than 3000 words. Primary consideration for the award will be given to the essay’s originality and its contribution to new knowledge and insight. Other considerations include the author’s demonstration of the relevance of the subject, the quality of the presentation and documentation, and the literary merits of the essay.

Learn more about the submission guidelines here.

Nominations can be submitted to Rosa Orlandini at

Deadline:  April 27, 2016.


The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) has announced its annual student paper contest. Essays may deal with access to and information about geospatial data, cartography, cartographic materials, map information, map data, GIS data and geo-referenced information. The award includes $250.00, free membership in the Association for one year, and an invitation to present the paper at the ACMLA annual conference. More details can be found in this flyer.

Submit a map by Feb. 8, 2016 for the chance to win $2000, plus software and training! Details in the flyer.

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