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FLA/ALA 2016 Conference Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 SIS Conference Scholarships. We have awarded two student scholarships and two librarian/staff scholarships.

Staff Scholarships
  Paul Wartenberg - FLA 2016 Conference Summary
  Jamie Goldman - attending the ALA Conference

Student Scholarships
  Sila Lott (FSU) - FLA 2016 Conference Summary
  Carrie Cullen (USF) - attending the ALA Conference


FLA/ALA 2016 Conference Scholarships

Suncoast Information Specialists
Call for Applications
Scholarships to Attend
2016 FLA Conference, February 29 - March 3, 2016
or
2016 ALA Conference, June 23-28, 2016

Application deadline: January 2, 2016

Announcement of winners: January 9, 2016

The Suncoast Information Specialists is accepting applications for two student and two librarian/staff scholarships to attend your choice of the 2016 Florida Library Association Conference at the Plaza Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida or the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.

The maximum amount of the award is $200. 

Scholarship Eligibility
  • Student Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s program at either Florida State University or the University of South Florida or graduated graduated from either school after May 1, 2015. 
  • All staff (Librarians and Paraprofessionals) employed in a Florida Library. Engaged librarians in the profession, but not currently employed in a library, are eligible. 
  • Applicants must be members of Suncoast Information Specialists,(http://www.suninfospec.org/membership).
Student Requirements
  • Fill out online application which includes an essay.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • 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 $200.
  • If you are a student employed in a library, please submit a student application.
Staff (Librarians and Paraprofessionals) Requirements 
  • Fill out online application which includes an essay.
  • Submit current resume and a one page letter of recommendation from a library director, immediate supervisor, or manager.
  • Engaged librarians should submit a personal and professional letter of recommendation.
  • 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 $200.

Guidelines
  • Deadline for submission is January 2, 2016.
  • Winners will be notified on January 9, 2016.
Application Forms
  • Student Scholarship Application (LINK)
  • Librarian/Staff Scholarship Application (LINK)
If you have any additional questions, please contact the SIS Scholarship Committee Chair, Hal Harmon: hgharmon@gmail.com

FLA Conference Scholarships


The Suncoast Information Specialists sponsors student and librarian/staff scholarships to attend the Florida Library Association Conference each year.

2010 Scholarship Winners

2011 Scholarship Winners

2012 Scholarship Winners

2013 Scholarship Winners

2014 Scholarship Winners

2015 Scholarship Winners


If you have any additional questions, please contact the SIS Scholarship Committee Chair, Hal Harmon: 
hgharmon@gmail.com.

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