Monday, December 12, 2011

SLA Toronto/FIAA/T-SLIS Joint Holiday Social and a Travel Stipend Award

The semester is winding down, the holidays are coming and that means it is time to celebrate!

For those who will be joining us at the SLA Toronto/FIAA/T-SLIS Joint Holiday Social on Tuesday, December 13 (that's tomorrow!), a group of us will be meeting in the lobby at Bissel at 5:30pm before heading over together.

If you will be travelling to the event by yourself, please visit the event page for details.

Just a note: Registration for the event is now closed.

Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the following information about a great opportunity for current students! The SLA's Sci-Tech Division is currently accepting self-nominations for the Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award. This award is valued at $750 and is to be used toward expenses for attending the SLA Annual Conference in Chicago, July 15-18, 2012.

However, please note that you need to be a member of SLA in order to apply for this award. If you purchase a student membership by December 15, 2011 and enter the promo code: SLA Toronto Student Group, you will be entered into a draw for a flip video camera. Please click on the following link to register for a membership:

Stipend details follow:



The S. Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award is offered to a library school student or first time conference attendee. This $750 award is to be used toward expenses of attending the SLA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, July 15-18, 2012.

QUALIFICATIONS: Be a library school student or first time attendee; be a current member of SLA, preference going to Science-Technology Division members; if NOT a student, then must be attending his or her first SLA conference.

NOMINATIONS: Self-nominations are encouraged.
Send a typed and signed document including complete title, Library School and anticipated graduation date, employer, and all professional and personal contact information.

All nominations must also include the following:
A short essay (500 words or less) on the theme of the 2012 Annual Conference: “Practicing Agility in an Open World Economy” The essay should be double-spaced. Neatness, spelling and grammar will count in judging. Supporting documentation must include a current curriculum vita OR resume for the candidate, significant publications, supporting letters, etc. Applications should also mention if you are currently applying for other SLA division awards.


Nominations and all accompanying materials should be sent to Sheila Rosenthal, Chair of the Sci-Tech Division Awards Committee, at the following email address:

POST AWARD REQUIREMENTS: 1. Recipient (s) will write a brief article (approximately 1,000 words) on the conference experience for the November 2012 Sci-Tech News.
2. Recipient (s) will be asked to serve on the Science-Technology Division Awards Committee in the following year to provide for the continuity and enthusiasm of the awards.

NOTIFICATION: 1. Applicants will receive notification of award status by mid March 2012. The award checks will be sent to the recipient as soon as the receipts are received by the Awards Chairperson.
2. The recipients’ names will be posted to the Science-Technology Division’s Web site.
3. The award will be announced and presented to the recipient at the Science-Technology Division’s Annual Business and Awards Breakfast.

The SLA-TSG wishes the best of luck to all who apply!