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FLA 2012 Grant

April 19, 2012. SIS has awarded 2 student and 1 librarian scholarship to attend the 2012 Florida Library Association Annual Conference. This year's winners are Students (pictured below): Krystal Bullers and Kelsey Adams and Librarian: Alice Graves. Congratulations to all three recipients.


(Left to Right): Bill Harris-Vice-President, Caroline Reed-Scholarship Committee, Jessica Riggins-Scholarship Committee, Kelsey Adams-Student Winner, Alice Graves-Librarian Winner, Krystal Bullers-Student Winner, and Hal Harmon-President.

Alice, Kelsey, and Krystal have written reports about their experience for inclusion in the bi-monthly SIS newsletter. You can read their submissions below.

Alice Graves. report
Kelsey Adams. report
Krystal Bullers. report

FLA Conference Scholarship 

Suncoast Information Specialists
Call for Applications
Scholarships to Attend 2012 FLA Conference, April 18-20.
Application deadline: February 1, 2012

Announcement of winners: February 10, 2012

The Suncoast Information Specialists is accepting applications for two student and one librarian/staff scholarship to attend the 2012 Florida Library Association Conference at Wyndham Resort, Orlando, Florida. The maximum amount of the award is $150.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Student Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s program in Library Science at an ALA accredited institution in the state of Florida.
  • Librarian or Staff Applicants must be employed in a Florida Library.

Applicants must be members of Suncoast Information Specialists, or obtain membership at the time of submission. SIS membership information is at

Librarian/Staff & Student Requirements

  • Successful grant recipients will share their experiences at the conference with fellow SIS members by writing an article for the bi-monthly SIS newsletter.
  • Grant Recipients will submit an expense report following the conference for reimbursement up to $150.


  • Please submit application form to
  • Deadline for submission is February 1, 2012.
  • Winners will be notified on February 10, 2012.

Application Forms

If you have any additional questions, please contact the SIS Scholarship Committee Chair, Jessica Riggins at