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S. KIRK CABEEN TRAVEL STIPEND AWARD 

The S. Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award is offered to a library school student or first time conference attendee. The successful applicant will receive an award certificate and $1,000 award to be used toward expenses of attending the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference 2022, being held from July 31 to August 02, 2022 at Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.

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

Be a current member of SLA, preference going to Science-Technology Community members. Please note, membership in SLA for students is very affordable ($10 US). See https://hq.sla.org/cvweb_sla/cgi-bin/memberdll.dll/info?wrp=membershipapp.htm

NOMINATIONS: Self-nominations are encouraged.

Send an application letter via email including your complete name and contact information, the name of the Library School you are attending 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 Sci-Tech 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 Sci-Tech Librarianship in the next five years."  Correct spelling, grammar and word usage will count in judging. 

Supporting documentation must include

  • A current curriculum vitae OR resume of the candidate
  • Letters of support from instructors, employers, or colleagues, as applicable
  • A list of significant publications (if applicable), or other documentation regarding qualifications may also be included
  • Applications should also mention if you are currently applying for other SLA Community awards or any other SLA awards.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:  June 10th' 2022 (Extended)

Nominations and all accompanying materials should be sent to Dr Debal Kar, Chair of the Sci-Tech Community Awards Committee, at the following email address: debal.kar@gmail.com

POST AWARD REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Recipient(s) will write a brief article (approximately 1,000 words) on the conference experience. Alternatively, the recipient(s) could film a short video discussing the conference experience to be posted on the SciTech Community web page.
  2. Recipient(s) will be asked to serve on the Science-Technology Community Awards Committee during the year following the award. Recipient(s) may continue on the Awards Committee after that year if desired.

NOTIFICATION:

  1. Applicants will receive notification of award status by June 20th' 2022. 
  1. The recipient's name will be posted to the Science-Technology Community's Web site, as will the winning essay.
  1. The award will be announced and presented to the recipient at the Science-Technology Community's Award Ceremony during SLA 2022 Annual Conference.


2021/22 Professional Development Webinars Recordings


Data Visualization Roadshow: Engaging a Campus with Data Visualization Resources, October 21, 2021
 
Three Simple Hacks to Master Your Inner & Outer Worlds, February 1, 2022
Open Educational Resources (OER) Panel Presentation, March 29,2022


2021 Conference Program Recordings


Recordings of Sci-Tech Community hosted programs will be available to conference registrants, or for individual purchase, in the SLA Learning Hub 2021 Conference section

2020 Conference Program Recordings


Recordings of Sci-Tech Community hosted programs are available to conference registrants, or for individual purchase, in the SLA Learning Hub 2020 Conference section.  Details about each are found on our Conference Programming page.

Sci-Tech Researchers' Barriers to Publishing: Results of a Survey

Monday 5 Oct 6:00 AM 

Sponsored by Annual Reviews, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and SPIE

Presenter: Mary Frances Lembo - Research Librarian - Senior Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Transforming Open Science to Open Scholarship

Monday 5 Oct 6:00 AM


Sponsored by Annual Reviews, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and SPIE

Presenters: Micah Vandegrift - Open Knowledge Librarian -- NC State University Library & Nicholas Gardner - Staff Librarian -- West Virginia University-Potomac State College

To Infinity and Beyond Medicine: Librarian Experiences With Systematic Reviews Across the Disciplinary Spectrum

Monday 5 Oct 6:00 AM

Sponsored by Annual Reviews, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and SPIE

Presenters: Diana Ramirez - Associate Professor -- Texas A&M University, Medical Sciences Library, Kendra K. Levine - Librarian -- Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley, Margaret J. Foster - Professor --Texas A&M University, Carolyn Jackson - Agriculture & Life Sciences Librarian -- Texas A&M University, Medical Sciences Library, & (Moderator): Tina Budzise-Weaver - Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian -- Texas A&M University Libraries

Science-Technology Community Awards Presentation 
Tuesday 6 Oct 8:00 AM

Sponsored by Annual Reviews, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and SPIE

Please join us as the Science-Technology Community honors Labibah Zain, the winner of the 2020 Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award, and Susan (Sue) Wainscott, the winner of the 2020 Ann Koopman Sci-Tech Community Achievement award.

 

Sponsors

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We thank SPIE for sponsoring our professional development webinar series. 

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