Adkins Travel Award



If you are planning to attend the SLA Annual Conference and could use some financial help with travel expenses, please consider submitting an application for the Susan Adkins Travel Awards.

To be considered you must:

  • Be a current member of SLA and VASLA
  • Submit an application form, a copy of your resume or curriculum vita, and essay justifying your need for this award. You may write in terms of professional development, commitment to the profession or financial need.
  • For the student award you must be currently enrolled in coursework for library and/or information science studies
  • Submit a written conference participation report that will be shared with VASLA members.

About Susan Adkins

Susan L. Adkins, Information Specialist at NASA Langley Technical Library, died in a plane crash on March 1, 1998 in Hampton, Virginia. Over the years, she was active in developing strategies for delivering scientific and technical information to the aerospace researcher’s desktop. This was particularly true with regard to the full text of old NASA reports. In addition to her work at Langley, Susan served as Director and chaired several committees for the Virginia Chapter of Special Libraries Association. She was also a member of AIAA. While her professional publications concentrated on CD-ROM information, her other non-fiction writings covered topics ranging from family to flying to the mechanics of bubbles. Besides being a librarian, a writer, and a pilot, she also loved to travel and take pictures. (VASLA Bulletin, Spring 1998)