Please circulate the following announcement to the LIS students.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO - 1 FEBRUARY 2009 - for
the 2009 Asian Chapter/ Science Technology Division Student Award - to
attend The Special Libraries Association (SLA) Conference in
Washington, DC, USA, June 14-17 2009
2009 Asian Student Awards to attend Special Libraries Association
(SLA) Conference in Washington, DC, USA, June 14-17 2009
In 2009 SLA Asian Chapter will be offering an Award jointly with
Science-Technology (ST) Division of SLA.
The award will be US$1800 to cover the costs of attending the 2009
SLA Annual Conference (conference registration, hotel lodging, economy
return airfare to Washington D.C. and other related costs) for the
successful applicant. The award will be formally acknowledged in
D.C. at the Science-Technology Division's Award Ceremony.
Eligibility; All applicants must
* Have an excellent command of written and spoken English,
* Be enrolled in an accredited Master level LIS programme in
Asia during academic year 2008-09
* Be eligible to travel to the USA
* Be interested in a career in special librarianship,
preferably with a focus on working in a science technology
* Be a first-time attendee at an SLA conference
Write a two part essay, in English, of approximately 500 words, which:
1. Tells us why you chose to enroll in a graduate/master LIS
programme and what you hope to do with your degree and especially why
you might wish to work in Science-Technology
2. Addresses one of the following three topics:
A. What skills must the new information professional possess and why?
B. What is the biggest challenge facing the profession, in
general, and information professionals in your country, in particular?
C. What benefits/knowledge do you hope to gain from attending
the 2009 SLA conference? (Do not describe what you will do during the
Include a letter of recommendation, which explains why you would be a
good candidate for this award. The recommendation may come from either
a faculty advisor in your programme, or an SLA member who knows you
well. Include a copy of your most current CV with your current postal
and email address and telephone number.
All documents must be prepared in Microsoft Word and must be e-mailed
than 1 February 2009 to:
Scott Davidson, Award Chair, SLA Asian Chapter at
>, Debal C. Kar, President, SLA Asian Chapter
, and Sheila Rosenthal, Chair of the DST Awards
Committee at <slr@...
>. Notification of award status will be
made in March 2009.
For further information about the Science-Technology Division, which
is co-sponsoring the Award, you may consult their website athttp://units.sla.org/division/ dst/
Post Award Requirements
The recipients of the 2009 Asian student award will write a brief
article, in English, on their conference experience for publication in
the autumn 2009 issues of the SLA Asian Chapter Newsletter and for
Science-Technology Division's newsletter, Sci-Tech News.
1. The 2009 Award Winner will be asked to maintain contact with
the SLA Asian Chapter Board during the year of their Award.
2. Recipient will be asked to serve on a Science-Technology
Division Committee of their choice.
SLA Board Members and Members of the Science & Technology Division
will be appointed as contacts, before, during and following the
Debal C. Kar,
President, SLA Asian Chapter