The following announcement was written by the U.S. National Genealogical Society:
Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship
The National Genealogical Society, in cooperation with ProQuest CSA, seeks nominations for its annual award to a librarian who has made significant contributions to the field of genealogy and local history. The nominee must have at least five years experience in a public or special library.
The award is named for the late P. William Filby, Director of the Maryland Historical Society and author of many outstanding genealogical reference books. First presented at the 1999 NGS Conference in the States, the award was created and presented by publisher Scholarly Resources of Wilmington, Delaware. In 2004 and 2005 the Godfrey Memorial Library sponsored the award. Since 2006, the $1,000 Filby Prize has been sponsored by ProQuest of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Past recipients of the Filby Prize:
1999: Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Dallas Public Library, Dallas TX
2000: Pamela Hall Cooper, Indian River County Public Library, Vero Beach FL
2001: Martha L. Henderson, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence MO
2002: James Hansen, Wisconsin Historical Society Library, Madison WI
2003: Carole C. Callard (1941-2005), Library of Michigan, Lansing MI
2004: James Jeffrey, Denver Public Library, Denver CO
2005: Ron D. Bryant, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort KY
2006: Eric G. Grundset, DAR Library, Washington DC
The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2007.
Check the NGS Web site, www.ngsgenealogy.org , for criteria and submission information. The award will be presented at the NGS Banquet in Richmond, Virginia during the NGS Conference in the States May 16-19, 2007.
Martha L. Henderson, Chair
Filby Prize Selection Committee