Cabeen Description



The SciTech Community seeks applicants for the S. Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award. This $1,000 award, generously supported by SPIE Digital Library, is to be used toward expenses of attending the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference.

QUALIFICATIONS: Be a library school student at an ALA-accredited library school OR, if NOT currently a student, then the applicant should be a recent graduate from an ALA-accredited program attending their first SLA Annual Conference.

Be a current member of SLA, preference going to Science-Technology Community members. 

NOMINATIONS: Self-nominations are encouraged.

Send an application letter via email including current job title, Library School and anticipated graduation date (if applicable), employer (if applicable), and all professional and personal contact information.

All nominations must also include a short essay (500 words or less). As SciTech Librarians, we need to be nimble and able to adapt to change. Please write a short essay on the theme of "Trends in libraries that will affect SciTech Librarianship in the next five years". Neatness, spelling and grammar will count in judging.

Supporting documentation must include:

  • a current curriculum vita OR resume for the candidate.
  • letters from instructors, employers or colleagues, as applicable.
  • a list of significant publications (if applicable), or other documentation regarding qualifications
  • Applications should also mention if you are currently applying for other SLA Division awards or any other SLA awards.


 Nominations and all accompanying materials should be sent to Dr Debal Kar, Awards Committee Chair


  1. Recipient(s) will write a brief article (approximately 1,000 words) on the conference experience for the SciTech website. Alternately, the recipient(s) could film a short video discussing the conference experience to be posted on the SciTech website. Deadline for submission of the brief article or short video is generally 2 months after the annual conference.
  2. Recipient(s) will be asked to serve on the Science-Technology Community Awards Committee in the following year. Recipient(s) may continue on the Awards Committee after that year if desired.


  1. Applicants will receive notification of award status by early May. 
  2. The recipient's name will be posted to the Science-Technology Community's Web site, as will the winning article/video.


Debal C Kar, PhD

University Librarian

Dr. B R Ambedkar University Delhi

Lothian Road, Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006, India,

Ph: +91-11-26023552(R), +91-11-23865084(O), 9811392242 (M)

Skype: debalckar