The Chemistry Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is sponsoring a student/new member travel award to defray the costs of attending the SLA Annual Meeting. 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. Previous winners include:
Shu Guo, Central Michigan University (2013)
Kristin Briney, UWisconsin-Madison (2012)
Courtney Hoffner, UCLA (2011)
Ye Li, University of Michigan (2010)
Li Zhang, Mississippi State University (2009)
Margaret Smith, New York University (2008)
Michael Peper, University of North Carolina (2007)
Yan He, Indiana University Bloomington (2006)
Hilary Davis, North Carolina State University (2005)
Meris Mandernach, Loyola University Chicago (2004)
Stewart Curry, University of South Carolina (2003)
Cory Craig, University of California Davis (2002)
$1,500 stipend to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference. The winner will also receive a certificate of achievement and will be introduced at the Chemistry Division Business Meeting & Breakfast.
All student members of the SLA Chemistry Division and all new members of the SLA Chemistry Division (individuals who have joined since January 2012) are eligible. All applicants must have joined the SLA Chemistry Division by March 1, 2013. 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.
- 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.
All applications for the award must be received by March 1, 2013. The winner will be notified March 18, 2013. Essays will be judged by the SLA Chemistry Division Awards Committee.
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.
SUBMIT APPLICATION VIA EMAIL TO: (with a subject line of “Sparks AWard Application”):
Claire Stokes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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