FLA 2014 Scholarship

FLA 2014 Conference Scholarship

Suncoast Information Specialists

Call for Applications

Scholarships to Attend 2014 FLA Conference

Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida

May 7-9, 2014

Application deadline: February 1, 2014

Announcement of winners: February 10, 2014

The Suncoast Information Specialists is accepting applications for two student and two librarian/staff scholarships to attend the 2014 Florida Library Association Conference at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida.

The maximum amount of the award is $150.

 

Scholarship Eligibility

·         Student Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s program either Florida State University or the University of South Florida.

·         All staff (Librarians and Paraprofessionals) employed in a Florida Library. Engaged librarians in the profession, but not currently employed in a library, are eligible.

·         Applicants must be members of Suncoast Information Specialists, or obtain membership at the time of submission. (http://www.suninfospec.org/membership)

Student Requirements

·         Fill out online application which includes an essay.

·         Submit a current resume.

·         Successful grant recipients will share their experiences at the conference with fellow SIS members by writing an article for the bi-monthly SIS newsletter.

·         Grant Recipients will submit an expense report following the conference for reimbursement up to $150.

·         If you are a student employed in a library, please submit a student application.

Staff (Librarians and Paraprofessionals) Requirements

·         Fill out online application which includes an essay.

·         Submit current resume and a one page letter of recommendation from a library director, immediate supervisor, or manager.

·         Engaged librarians should submit a personal and professional letter of recommendation.

·         Successful grant recipients will share their experiences at the conference with fellow SIS members by writing an article for the bi-monthly SIS newsletter.

·         Grant Recipients will submit an expense report following the conference for reimbursement up to $150.

Guidelines

·         Deadline for submission is February 1, 2014.

·         Winners will be notified on February 10, 2014.

Application Forms

·         Student Scholarship Application

·         Librarian/Staff Scholarship Application

If you have any additional questions, please contact the SIS Scholarship Committee Chair, Hal Harmon: hgharmon@gmail.com

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