Monday, April 1, 2013

Announcement: 2013 SLA Toronto Student-to-Conference Award

SLA Toronto is once again offering the SLA Toronto Student-to-Conference Award. One student will be chosen to receive a grant of up to $1500 to attend the SLA Annual Conference in San Diego, California from June 9-11, 2013.

The SLA Conference is the one time a year when members gather from around the world. This annual event is an exemplary opportunity to learn, connect, and cultivate one's career in the information profession. "The SLA Toronto Chapter is proud to once again offer this award to a deserving student who exemplifies the future of the special libraries profession. Attending the conference will provide an invaluable learning and networking experience for this future leader." says Kim Silk, 2013 SLA Toronto Chapter President.
One student will be selected to receive this award by the SLA Toronto Executive Board. Applicants must be willing to serve on the Executive or Advisory Board of the Toronto Chapter in the 2014 Chapter year, and the experiences of the award recipient will be published in The Courier, SLA Toronto's newsletter.
The chosen recipient must:
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program during the 2012/13 academic school year and be interested in a career in special librarianship.
  • Be a student member of SLA.
  • Not accept a travel award for the 2013 conference from any other SLA Division or Chapter.
  • Serve on the SLA Toronto Chapter Executive or Advisory Boards in the 2014 Chapter year, and share their experiences from conference in a written submission to the Courier.
Attend the SLA Conference in San Diego, California from June 9-11, 2013.
  • Submit a copy of his or her conference registration, travel and accommodation receipts, and all other relevant receipts pertaining to conference attendance to the Awards Chair (Claire Lysnes) in order to receive the grant, which will be reimbursed following the conference. The recipient will only be reimbursed for expenditures related to conference registration/attendance, travel, and/or accommodation, up to, and not more than, $1500. 

  • Application Procedures
    • Applicants must prepare a written statement, in English, of up to 500 words on what they hope to gain from the conference experience.
    • Applicants must also provide a current résumé along with up to three references.
    • Applicants should submit these documents, along with their address, telephone number, and email address no later than April 5, 2013 5pm to Awards Chair, Claire Lysnes (
    • The chosen recipient will be notified during the week of April 22, 2013.
    Questions can be directed to Awards Chair, Claire Lysnes at

    Thank you,
    Kim Silk, SLA Toronto Chapter President and Claire Lysnes, SLA Toronto Awards Chair
    Claire Lysnes