Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Stipend Announcements!

If you are thinking about attending the Annual SLA Conference, here are some more award and stipend opportunities for you!

**Special Libraries Association Engineering Division**

$1500 Inspec Travel Stipend Award - Call for Applications:

Award to attend the SLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, 15 June 2011

Inspec is sponsoring for library school students the award of a $1500.00 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the annual Special Libraries Association conference in Philadelphia, PA, June 1215, 2011.

The Inspec Travel Stipend Award will be given to the qualified student who submits an essay of three or less double spaced typed pages that is judged to be the best essay submitted describing the following scenario:

"What is your vision of an Engineering Library in the year 2020. Describe the mission, services, collection, resources, staffing, location, etc."

Qualifications for Award Competition:

- Be a student member of the Engineering Division of the Special Libraries Association
- Special Instructions:

1. Give your full name, address, telephone number, e mail address, and a statement, on one page, of your qualifications, as given above, for entering the award competition. Include the name of your library school.

2. Type your full name (without any additional personal information) at the top of each essay page. Double space the typing on all pages.

Deadline for Submission: February 9, 2011.

Submit Entries for the award to:

Bette Finn, SLA Engineering Division Awards Committee
Georgia Tech Library and Information Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332 0900
Phone: (404) 894 1790 Fax: (404) 894 8190

E mail: bette.finn@library.gatech.edu

**2011 Marion E. Sparks Award for Professional Development**

The Chemistry Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is sponsoring a student/new member travel award to defray the costs of attending the 2011 SLA Annual Meeting June 12-15 in Philadelphia, PA. The award is intended to encourage the professional development of student members and new members of the Chemistry Division and encourage their participation in Chemistry Division activities.

TRAVEL AWARD: $1,500 stipend to attend the 2011 SLA Annual Conference. The winner will also receive a certificate of achievement and will be introduced at the Chemistry Division Business Meeting & Breakfast.

ELIGIBILITY: All student members of the SLA Chemistry Division and all new members of the SLA Chemistry Division (individuals who have joined since January 2010) are eligible. All applicants must have joined the SLA Chemistry Division by February 15, 2011 . See below for how to join.


Please submit the following:

- A brief essay that: a) clearly articulates your objectives for professional development; and b) indicates what you hope to gain from attending the SLA Annual Meeting. Maximum length: 2 pages.

- Resume

- Names of two references.

- Brief budget (expected expenses for registration, airfare, lodging, food and/or continuing education course).

Registration in a Chemistry Division or other Continuing Education (CE) course is recommended, but not required.

DEADLINE: All applications for the award must be received by March 1, 2011 ( all applicants must have joined the SLA Chemistry Division by February 15, 2011) . The winner will be notified March 18, 2011 . Essays will be judged by the SLA Chemistry Division Awards Committee.

HISTORY: The award is named to honor Marion E. Sparks, a chemistry librarian at the University of Illinois from 1913 until her death in 1929. Ms. Sparks contributed a great deal to the field of chemical information, her achievements include teaching courses on chemical information, and authoring and publishing what is argued to be the first book to formally address chemical literature and library instruction.


Cory Craig
University of California, Davis
Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616-8676

Good luck!