ALA/FLA 2023 Grant
Name: Cathay Keough
Job Title: Central Services Coordinator
Organization: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, Info Central Department
Conference Attending: Florida Library Association (https://www.flalib.org/2023-schedule-of-events-in-person) May 17-19,2023)
Area of interest/research: Reference Services/Virtual Reference Services, Customer Service, Intellectual Freedom, Professional Development/Team Building, Future of Libraries, Legislative Action, Community and Outreach Services (including virtual adaptations), Tech and Libraries, Data.
Additional information you'd like to share:
Library Associations are essential for libraries in many ways – for their commitment to bringing professional development opportunities to staff, for networking on many levels, and for the opportunities to participate in vital roles that stimulate the work we do. I am grateful for the encouragement this scholarship brings me to join in with the Florida Library Association’s annual conference this year, and especially excited about the topic of “The Next Frontier.” I look forward to learning and connecting!
ALA/FLA 2022 Grant
Suncoast Information Specialists, along with a generous gift and in partnership with TBLC, is excited to announce our three scholarship winners. Congratulations to Aaron Drake, Amy Harris, and Sydney Jordan! The scholarship can be used to attend a professional library conference in 2022.
Name: Aaron Drake
Job Title: Library Assistant
Organization: Manatee Libraries – Island Branch
Conference Attending: PLA 2022
Area of interest/research: Outreach; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Additional information you'd like to share: I am currently completing my MLIS at USF
Name: Amy Harris
Job Title: Instruction & Assessment Librarian
Organization: Saint Leo University
Conference Attending: Florida Library Association Annual Conference
Area of interest/research: Digital Librarianship, information literacy pedagogy, and outcomes assessment
Name: Sydney Jordan, MLIS (she/her)
Job Title: Coordinator, Library Operations: LGBTQ+ Studies
Organization: Special Collections, University of South Florida Libraries - Tampa
Conference Attending: Queer History South
Area of Interest/Research: Queer archives and history, conscious editing, radical cataloging, digital humanities, queer children's and young adult literature, special collections instruction
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.