The Gale research Financial Development Award Jury, on which the Library of Congress is represented -- among other institutions -- is seeking applications. This annual award of $2,500 is presented to a library organization exhibiting meritorious achievement in implementing a financial development project that secures new funding for a public or academic library. For additional information contact the ALA Awards Program, Member Programs and Services, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago IL 60611; e-mail [email protected]; fax (312) 280-3257; telephone (800) 545-2433, ext. 3247. The deadline is Dec. 1, 1999.