From Michael A. Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 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 January 15, 2013. A full explanation of the intent and process for SPIRL may be found at
http://library.stanford.edu/prizes/spirl. It is expected that the first prize(s) will be announced in mid- to late-February 2013.