ALA/FLA 2020 Grant
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 SIS Scholarship.
Our scholarship winner is Kira Smith - TBLC, Novare Library Services and past board member. The scholarship can be used to reimburse up to $500 in expenses for attending any library conference of choice. Kira plans to use the reimbursement towards the ALA Mid-Winter Conference in January. Afterwards, Kira will submit a post conference report, which will be posted to the SIS website and Facebook page.
Again, congratulations to Kira.
FLA 2019 Grant
Congratulations to our scholarship winner Kimberly Copenhaver, an Associate Professor and Access Services Librarian at Eckerd College. She attended the 2019 Annual Conference of the Florida Library Association (FLA), held May 15-17, 2019 at the Doubletree at Universal in Orlando, Florida.
FLA 2018 Grant
Congratulations to Lisa Faber, librarian at Gulf Gate LIbrary in Sarasota, for winning the Suncoast Information Specialists 2018 Grant to attend the 2018 Florida Library Association Conference at the Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, Florida.
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).
FLA/ALA 2016 Grant
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 SIS Conference Scholarships. We have awarded two student scholarships and two librarian/staff scholarships. The Staff recipients are Paul Wartenberg (attending FLA) and Jamie Goldman (ALA) and the Student recipients are Sila Lott (FSU/FLA) and Carrie Cullen (USF/ALA).
FLA 2015 Grant
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 SIS FLA Scholarships. We have awarded two student scholarships and two librarian/staff scholarships to attend the conference. Grace Kaletski (FSU School of Information) Jenny Tolbert (USF School of Information), Caroline Reed, (New College of Florida Library), Nancy Spaid (FACRL Board Member). All of the applicants showed a strong commitment towards the library profession.
There are lots of photos on the FLA Facebook page of SIS members.
FLA 2013 Grant
SIS has awarded 4 student scholarships to attend the 2013 Florida Library Association Annual Conference. This year's winners are Students: Roxana Grinov, USF, Marisa Meale, USF, Jessica Szempruch, USF, and Aileen Valdes, USF. Aileen was not able to attend the conference. Congratulations to all four recipients.
FLA 2010 Grant
SIS has awarded 3 student scholarships to attend the Florida Library Association Annual Conference in April. This year's winners are Jessica Davis, Anne Larrivee, and Liz Gray. Bill Harris obtained alternate support to attend the conference, and has graciously declined the SIS grant.Therefore SIS was able to extend the grant to another applicant. Congratulations to Jessica, Bill, Anne, and Liz.