Award to attend the SLA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, 9-11 June 2013
SPIE Digital Library <http://spiedigitallibrary.org/about> is sponsoring for library school students the award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the annual Special Libraries Association conference in San Diego, California, June 9-11, 2013. SPIE Digital Library is the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research.
The SPIE Digital Library Student 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:
You are a corporate librarian working for Super-Fox Engineering, Inc. You were recently informed by management that the company is downsizing the library footprint. Your budget will not be increased to purchase more electronic content, or any additional content for that matter. Management has requested a one page summary of your high-level plan for reducing the library’s footprint while also maintaining the same level of service for Super-Fox engineers.
Qualifications for Entering Award Competition:
The essay winner must be a student member of the SLA Engineering Division at the time of acceptance of the award. Membership in the Engineering Division is not required at the time of application; it is only required upon acceptance of the winning award. Part of the award will be a one year student division membership to the SLA Engineering Division. The winning student must attend the Engineering Division annual business meeting, held at the 2013 SLA annual conference.
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: March 15, 2013.
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