SLA-Michigan Travel Award to the 2019 Annual Conference. Deadline extended to March 26th.

  • 1.  SLA-Michigan Travel Award to the 2019 Annual Conference. Deadline extended to March 26th.

    Posted 03-22-2019 15:00

    Although the library and information service job market is competitive, it is possible to secure a good job.  Many employers value prospective job candidates who have a professional growth strategy and actively participate in professional associations.  

    This year, the SLA-Michigan Chapter is offering a $1200 award towards attendance at the 2019 SLA Conference in Cleveland, Ohio from Friday, June 14 to Tuesday, June 18. 

    This is an excellent opportunity for Michigan area students or recent graduates to meet hundreds of SLA members and learn more about the innovative work be done in libraries, corporations, governments and other organizations.

    Eligibility: SLA-Michigan Chapter student members or recent graduates

    • Must be a member of the Special Libraries Association – Michigan Chapter
    • Preference goes to applicants who are current students enrolled in an accredited graduate program in library or information science
    • Will also consider SLA-Michigan chapter members who have received their MLIS/MLS during the last three years and whose employer is not sponsoring their conference attendance

    Submit to the Award Committee Chair the following requirements by Tuesday, March 26th.

    1. Current resume
    2. A 200-300 word cover letter explaining why you want to attend this conference and how it will help you professionally.  Also describe your plans to be an active SLA member and how you could volunteer and contribute to the SLA-Michigan chapter or the national association. 

    Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Email letter and resume to Danguole Kviklys (dkviklys@umich.edu) SLA-Michigan Awards Committee Chair

    SLA-Michigan Awards Committee Members

    • Mary Catherine Moeller, SLA-Michigan Student Liaison
    • Jane Potee, SLA-Michigan Past-President, 2018
    • Chad Groenhout, SLA-Michigan member

     Award Notification: March 28, 2019

    Contributions for this award come from the Chapter members who organized and generously donated to the Holiday Party Silent Auction during the last few years.


    Thank you!

    Danguole Kviklys
    Associate Librarian
    University of Michigan
    (734) 764-8424Associate Librarian