8 posts categorized "Students"

18 October 2011

Syracuse Social, Tuesday, 25 October

Date: Tuesday, 25 October
Time: 2:30-4:30
Location: Hinds Hall, Katzer Room 347 Please note that the location of the UNYSLA-sponsored Social Hour(s) at the iSchool has changed. It will now be held in the iLounge.

Syracuse area librarians, you are invited to the Social Hour held at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) on the Syracuse University Campus.  As a component of our outreach to library schools, UNYSLA will be providing the refreshments.

If you are interested in attending and would like more information and parking information, please contact Linda Galloway.

02 October 2011

Become a Student Shadow--Go to eBooks & Libraries for Free!

Apply now to be a student shadow and attend UNYSLA's eBook & Libraries event free of charge!

We are looking for students who would like to introduce our presenters and write a short article for the UNYSLA website.

Email the following information to Erin Pautler Rowley by 7 October:

  • Name
  • E-mail
  • School
  • Expected graduation date
  • SLA member (yes or no)
  • A brief paragraph (250 words or less) on your career plans and how shadowing at this meeting can help you achieve them.

Deadline for applying is Friday, 7 October.

13 September 2011

2011 UNYSLA Student Merit Award

The UNYSLA Student Merit Award provides a $100 each year to an LIS student who is active in SLA or their student group. Nominations for the award will be accepted until September 20th.

More information and nomination form


Purpose of the Award:   The UNYSLA Student Merit Award seeks to recognize and reward the active participation of student SLA members through their involvement in their Student Group activities.

Eligibility for Nominations:  Any chapter member may nominate a student for the Merit Award.

Eligibility to receive the award:  Any SLA member who is also enrolled in a masters or PhD level library or information studies program.

Award criteria:  Award criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • increased SLA student memberships
  • expanded professional development opportunities both formal and informal; 
  • raised the profile of the SLA Student Group in their own school; on their own campus; or in the professional community; 
  • brought educators and practicing special librarians together; 
  • increased or enhanced the profile of special librarianship and/or the SLA within their academic or broader community.

Nominations will be ranked based upon clearly stated and documented quantitative and qualitative evidence. Be sure to clearly state the category of nomination and address the award criteria listed above.
Examples of demonstrated achievement include:

  • Membership promotions
  • Website development 
  • Discussion list management
  • Internships 
  • Mentoring programs 
  • Publications
  • Chapter/Division or Association-level involvement 
  • University or School committee leadership

03 May 2011

Student Essay Contest Winner!

The winner of the UNY SLA Student Essay Contest is Deborah Cooper!

Deborah is enrolled via San Jose State University, online program.

Some of her ideas for how UNY SLA could actively engage library/information science students in the Upstate New York area included:

  • holding local casual get-togethers for LIS students;
  • hosting tours of special libraries in Upstate New York; and
  • creating an email newsletter just for student members.

Congratulations, Deborah!

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

01 March 2011

Win Free Student Membership to SLA!

Are you a library/information science student in Upstate New York interested in special librarianship?  Would you like to join the Special Libraries Association?

The Upstate New York Chapter of SLA is offering a FREE one-year membership to SLA and UNY SLA!

Send us your creative ideas on how UNY SLA can actively engage with library/information science students in the Upstate New York area who are interested in special librarianship. To see what UNY SLA currently does, visit our website at: www.unysla.org  

To enter:

  • Send a short essay with your creative ideas
  • Be sure to include your name, email, phone number, address, and the library/information science program in which you are currently enrolled
  • Send all the information above to erin.m.rowley@gmail.com

DEADLINE: April 1, 2011

Winners will be selected and notified by April 8, 2011

Please note: this contest is only open to students who currently attend a school or live in the Upstate New York area.

29 October 2010

Stephen Abram at U. of Buffalo

The Special Libraries Association of Buffalo (SLAB) is excited to present “Stephen Abram: Future Ready

Stephen, a past SLA President, will explore the new issues that libraries face in the technological world, as well as ways that librarians can prepare for the future.  A groundbreaking, revolutionary thinker, he will provide insight on the big changes that will transform libraries forever. 

What: Stephen Abram: Future Ready
Where: University of Buffalo, Natural Sciences Complex, room 215
Day: Thursday, 18 November
Time: 7:00pm

Tickets will be sold at the door.  This event is free for students and faculty of UB’s Graduate School of Education.  $10 for all other attendees.  Seats are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

28 March 2010

Student Opportunity at UNYSLA Spring Meeting

  • Do you have trouble speaking in front of a crowd?
  • Do you talk too fast and say the words “uh”, “um”, and “sooo” every ten seconds?

Then this is the right conference/unconference for you!

In the morning, we will discuss presentation and communication skills. The afternoon will be an unconference, a chance for you to discuss the issues that are important to you and to learn from peers and professionals in your industry.  

Apply now to be a student shadow or note taker and attend free of charge. We are looking for students who would like to introduce our presenters and write a short article for the UNYSLA website. We are also looking for students that are interested in taking notes during our unconference sessions.

Deadline for applying is April 16th.

Download Student Shadow Application (PDF)

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