Member Benefits

As a member, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the following and

How to join?

If you are interested in joining SLA New England.  Follow these two steps:

  1. Go to the Join SLA page
  2. Select under Available Chapters “New England” and complete the form

Exclusive SLA New England Benefits

  • Student Stipend
    • Student Travel Stipend provides a travel stipend to a current student in library and information science to enable the student to attend the Annual SLA Conference.
    • Qualifications
      • Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science in New England.
      • Be a member of SLA – award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member.
      • Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference. Status:
    • Timeline: The application period is generally in April.
  • Diversity Stipend
    • Diversity Leadership Development Scholarship provides a member the opportunity to experience one of the following:
      • SLA Annual Meeting attendance
      • Tuition reimbursement at a library science program
      • Tuition reimbursement for a course directly related to the library and information science field
    • Qualifications:
      • Current SLA New England Chapter member in good standing
      • Of Black (African American), Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian, Aleutian (Alaskan) native or native Hawaiian heritage
      • Have not received this award or the Minority Scholarship previously
  • Chapter Awards
    • Chapter Achievement Award: Recognizing a chapter member for outstanding committee work, performance in office, or execution of event-related duties during this program year.

    • Distinguished Service Award: Recognizing a chapter member for a sustained record of supporting chapter activities over the years. These may be for service on one or more committees, by holding various offices, or for managing different events, that when considered cumulatively have notably furthered the life of the chapter

    • Special Recognition Award: Conferred on longstanding chapter members as they cap their careers and approach a well-deserved retirement, in recognition of what they have done or meant to the chapter.