Library and Information Science (LIS) Student Award

This $250 award is designed to encourage LIS students to attend the annual SC/MLA meeting by helping to offset registration and travel costs. Two awards will be granted per year.

Criteria for the award:

•Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school within the region.
•Applicants must be a current member of SC/MLA.

Application process:

•A letter of recommendation (on institutional letterhead) from an LIS instructor or Health Sciences Librarian must accompany application.
•A brief paragraph essay answering the question: “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the SC/MLA annual meeting?”

The Honors & Awards Committee will have the responsibility for deciding whether applicants meet the criteria based on the letter of recommendation received and the answer to the question “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the SC/MLA annual meeting?” $250 will be awarded to each recipient after the close of the SC/MLA Annual Meeting.

After the meeting, a brief (250-300 word) report about the meeting will be submitted by the successful applicant(s) and published in the SC/MLA’s newsletter, Southern Expressions. If you have any further questions, please contact the Chair of the Honors & Awards Committee.

Deadline for applications: September 1st

Submit applications to the Becca Billings, Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee at beccarb@uab.edu.

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