The David Rhydwen Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to News Librarianship will be awarded for the first time at the SLA 2005 Annual Conference in Toronto. Because Mr. Rhydwen was with the Globe and Mail for 45 years, the division believes it is fitting to present the first award in Toronto. The award honoring scholarly contributions to the field of news librarianship is meant to be occasional, when an outstanding candidate presents him/herself.
2005 Kathleen Hansen, University of Minnesota School of Journalism
2006 Vicky McCargar, Preservati Partners
2007 Barbara Semonche, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication
2008 No award given
2009 No award given
2010 No award given