The Oberly Award was established in 1923 in memory of Eunice Rockwood
Oberly. This biennial award is given in odd numbered years for the best
English language bibliography in the field of agriculture or related
Award: A cash award and citation funded by an endowment created by
individuals and vendor contributions, including the U.S. Agricultural
Information Network, the Agway Foundation, Associates of the National
Agricultural Library, the Counsel on Botanical and Horticultural
Libraries, and the Cargill Information Center.
Eligibility: English-language bibliographies in the field of agriculture
or a related science compiled during the two year period preceding the
year in which the award is made.
Criteria: Bibliographies submitted for award consideration are judged on
accuracy, scope, usefulness, format, and special features such as
explanatory introductions, annotations and indexes.
Submission procedure: Nominations may be made in the form of a letter
and should point out the reasons the bibliography should be considered
for the award. A copy of the bibliography should accompany the
nomination. Send nominations to: Oberly Jury Chair, Mike Haddock,
Farrell Library, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506.
Deadline for submission: December 1, 1994
Titles of recent past winners:
1985 Herbs, An Indexed Bibliogrphy, 1971-1980, by James E. Simon,
Alena F. Chadwick, and Lyle E Craker. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1984.
1987 Women, Agriculture and Rural Development in Latin America, by
Jacqueline A. Ashby & Stella Gomez. Cali, Colombia: Centro Internacional
de Agricultura Tropica, 1985. 171 p.
1991 Useful Palms of the World, A Synoptic Bibliography, by Michael J.
Balick & Hans T. Beck. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. 724 p.
1993 Acid Rain: A Bibliography of Canadian Federal and Provincial
Government Documents, by Albert H. Joy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press,
1991. 237 p.