Scholarships for New Members and Library Students to attend SUNYLA 2018

Sylvia Chu Memorial Scholarship

Financial assistance is available for new SUNYLA members to attend the annual conference. The Scholarship aims to encourage involvement with SUNYLA and to provide opportunities for professional growth for its members.

The Award is a voucher covering:

  • Registration fees
  • Conference meals
  • One pre-conference continuing education session

You qualify if:

  • You have not been a SUNYLA member for more than three consecutive years
  • You have paid current year’s dues
  • You have never received a Sylvia Chu Scholarship

To apply:

  • Please provide a letter (one to two pages) highlighting why attending a SUNYLA conference will benefit your professional development.
  • Email by Friday, April 20, 2018 to:
    Kim L. Myers
    SUNY Brockport
    kmyers@brockport.edu

The Sylvia Chu Scholarship Committee will review the letters and present awards by May 11, 2018.

 

Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship

Financial assistance is available for a library school student to attend the annual SUNY Librarians Association (SUNYLA) conference. The purpose of the Scholarship is to offer an introduction to academic librarianship, provide professional growth opportunities and encourage involvement with SUNYLA.

The Scholarship is a voucher covering:

  • Travel (maximum $ 350) and lodging costs
  • Registration fees
  • Conference meals

You qualify if:

  • You are currently enrolled in a New York State ALA-accredited MLS program or its equivalent,  OR you are a NYS resident attending an ALA accredited library school online or in another state.
  • You have graduated from an MLS program within the last 12 months, but are not yet professionally employed in a library.

For 2018:

To apply: Please provide a letter (one to two pages) highlighting how attending a SUNYLA conference will increase your understanding of the profession. In your letter, include one paragraph that describes a challenge facing academic libraries that you are interested in learning about in more depth.

Suggested topics: Archives and Special Collections, Library Spaces and Services, Technology and Social Media, Collection Development, Open Educational Resources

The essay will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity, Uniqueness of perspective
  • Strength of support for the ideas presented
  • Overall letter quality, including appropriate business letter format

To apply: Please email your letter including short paragraph on your current work experience in libraries and contact information, by April 20, 2018.  Email your letter to:

Kim Myers
SUNY Brockport
kmyers@brockport.edu

The Daniel F. Kissane Scholarship Committee will review the letters and notify the recipient by May 11, 2018.

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