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FLA 2017 Grant

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 SIS FLA Scholarships.  We have awarded two student scholarships and one librarian/staff scholarship to attend the 2017 FLA Conference in Orlando, FL (May 10-12): Adam Berkowitz and Arlene Haessler (USF School of Information, and Amanda Moldan (Seminole County Public Library). All of the applicants showed a strong commitment towards the library profession. Each scholarship will be for $200.00 to cover conference-related expenses.  With these scholarships we are supporting the professional activities and learning opportunities for both students who will soon be working as professional librarians and those already in the profession. After the conference, awardees will write about their experiences in an upcoming SIS newsletter. We look forward to their reports.

A special thanks to the Scholarship Committee: Hal Harmon, William Harris and Samantha Trinh and the SIS Board. Without their help, this program would not be a success. 

Adam Berkowitz - Conference Report
Arlene Haessler - Conference Report
Amanda Moldan
 

FLA 2017 Conference Scholarship

Suncoast Information Specialists
Call for Applications
Scholarships to Attend 
2017 FLA Conference, May 10-12, 2017 

Application deadline: A̶̶̶p̶̶̶r̶̶̶i̶̶̶l̶̶̶ ̶̶̶3̶̶̶,̶̶̶ ̶̶̶2̶̶̶0̶̶̶1̶̶̶7̶̶̶   April 10, 2017  
Member Information Form
Announcement of winners: April 8, 2017 April 15, 2017

The Suncoast Information Specialists is accepting applications for two student and one librarian/staff scholarship to attend the 2017 Florida Library Association Conference at the Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, FL.

The maximum amount of the award is $200. 

Scholarship Eligibility
  • Student Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s program (or recently received a Master’s degree as of December 2016) at the University of South Florida.
  • 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 the 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 April 3, 2017.
  • Winners will be notified on April 8, 2017.
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
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Betsy King,
May 20, 2017, 10:09 AM
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SIS SunInfoSpec,
Jul 5, 2017, 8:38 AM
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