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28 March 2011

Student opportunity to attend SUNYLA Conference

Financial assistance is available for a library school student to attend the annual SUNY Librarians Association (SUNYLA) conference at SUNY Plattsburgh, from June 15 – 17, 2011. The purpose of the Scholarship is to offer an introduction to academic librarianship, provide professional growth opportunities and encourage involvement with SUNYLA.

The Scholarship is a voucher covering:

  • Travel (maximum $350) and lodging costs
  • Registration fees
  • Conference meals

You qualify if you are currently enrolled in a New York State ALA accredited MLS program or its equivalent.

To apply:
Write an essay of no more than 800 words on the following topic: The 2011 conference theme is Shared Borders: Collaborating for Success.  How can academic libraries and librarians collaborate with one another to better meet the evolving needs of their users?  Please discuss specific ideas for potential collaborative efforts and how you expect them to succeed in today's information environment.

The essay will be judged on both content and the logical, literate development of your essay.

Deadline is April 15, 2011, and the recipient will be notified by May 6, 2011.
Please e-mail as an attachment (.doc or .pdf) to Wendi Ackerman ackermaw@upstate.edu

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