Friday, January 23, 2009

Feel like spending a few days in Washington DC this Summer?

This year's SLA annual conference is going to be held in Washington DC. If you happen to be a student with an interest in business librarianship, the SLA Business and Finance Division wants to give you $1500 to go there. Maybe Barack Obama will notice your fresh, eager face and offer you a position as the first ever Secretary of Information. In fact, I'd count on it.

Here's the full press release from the Business and Finance Division:

Subject: Student Stipend Awards
January 13, 2009


The Special Libraries Association Business and Finance Division is offering student stipend awards to help cover expenses at the 2009 SLA Annual Conference in Washington DC, June 14-17, 2009. The Division will award student stipends and professional grants for a total of up to six $1,500 awards. The enclosed announcement details the entry requirements and application procedures. Please post the enclosed announcement or distribute copies to the students who are interested in careers in business libraries. An electronic version of the announcement is available for posting on student listservs or websites at:

Please note that applicants should be members of the SLA Business & Finance Division by March 2, 2009 to be eligible for consideration. Students can join online at the following website:

Information about the SLA Business and Finance Division is at:

The conference theme is "2009 - "Information to Inspiration: Knowledge & Vision Shaping the Future (r)". Participation in the programs, opportunities for networking, exposure to new information products and possible job leads at the employment clearinghouse will make this
conference a valuable experience for students.

I appreciate your help in informing students about the stipend awards. Please contact me if you have any questions about the award or the application process.


Awilda Reyes