Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Conference Grants!

Here is another exciting opportunity to attend the Annual SLA Conference!

SLA Toronto has again partnered with FPinfomart to offer the FPinfomart Student-to-Conference awards. With FPinfomart's generous support, two students will be chosen to receive grants of up to $1,500 to attend the SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, from June 15-18, 2011.

"The Student-to-Conference Awards program is an effort to identify and encourage students who will make a difference in their profession," says Warren Cable, Vice President of FPinfomart. "FPinfomart is proud to participate this year and we remain committed to supporting the professional development of library and information science students as we recognize the importance of attending the conference," continued Cable.

Two students will be selected for these awards by the SLA Toronto Executive Board. Applicants must be willing to serve on the Executive or Advisory Board of the Toronto Chapter in 2011 or 2012."The SLA Annual Conference offers excellent opportunities for networking, continuing education and leadership development. The two students chosen for this award will benefit greatly from their experience in Philadelphia as they begin to transition into their professional careers. SLA Toronto is very appreciative of FPInfomart’s ongoing support of the Student-to-Conference awards and the development of information professionals,” says Jennifer Burns, SLA Toronto President.

· Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited library/information science program and be interested in a career in special librarianship
· The recipient may not accept a travel award for the 2011 conference from any other SLA division or chapter
· Recipients must be available to attend the FPInfomart Road Show in Toronto on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Application Procedures
· Applicants must prepare a written statement of up to 500 words, in English, about what they hope to gain from the conference experience. These statements will be published in The Courier, SLA Toronto’s quarterly electronic newsletter.
· Applicants must provide a current resumé
· Applicants should submit these two documents, along with their address, telephone number, and email address no later than March 8, 2011 to Martha Foote, Chair, SLA Toronto Chapter Awards Committee, at

Good luck!