SLA $1200 Inspec Stipend Award — Call for Applications

January 13, 2009 on 10:36 pm | In Events |

Special Libraries Association Engineering Division

$1200 Inspec Stipend Award — Call for Applications

Award to attend the SLA Annual Meeting in

Washington, DC, 14 -17 June 2009

 Inspec is sponsoring for library school students the award of a $1200.00 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the annual Special Libraries Association conference in Washington, DC, June 14-17, 2009.The Inspec 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’re a corporate librarian who was just told by management the company is considering doing away with the physical library and replacing it with a virtual library to save money.  With a virtual library, your job will be eliminated. You’ve been asked to attend a meeting where you will have the opportunity to present convincing arguments to management on the benefits and importance of keeping a physical library on site.”Qualifications for Entering Award Competition:1. Be a student member of the Engineering Division of the Special Libraries Association2. Be attending his or her first SLA Conference.Special Instructions: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 2, 2009.The recipient of the Inspec Award will be notified by April 1, 2009.Submit Entries for the award to:Bette Finn, SLA Engineering Division Awards CommitteeGeorgia Tech Library and Information CenterGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, Georgia 30332 0900Phone:  (404) 894 1790    Fax: (404) 894 8190E mail:

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