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SLA International Travel Award

Note: This is the award I received last year that allowed me to attend the 2005 SLA Annual Conference in Toronto, and gave me the chance to inquire about applying for a PhD at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. "Librarians as Leaders," was a revised version of the application I submitted for the award AND is one of the reasons this blog is what it is today. The text below is a revised version of an email I received.
The SLA Business and Finance Division, with the sponsorship of ISI Emerging Markets, is offering ONE (1) award in the amount of US$ 2,000, plus a complimentary CE course registration, to an information professional from a developing country to help cover expenses at the 2006 SLA Annual Conference, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland from 11-14 June 2006.

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a non-G8 country.
  • The 2006 Baltimore conference must be the first SLA annual conference attended.
  • Applicants must indicate the amount and source of any additional funding which, combined with the Travel Award, will permit them to cover their expenses to attend the Annual Conference.
  • The recipient may not accept a travel award for the 2006 conference from any other SLA Division or Chapter.

  • Prepare a written statement, in English, of approximately 750 words, answering the following questions:
    1. What is the biggest challenge facing the information profession in developing countries?
    2. What skills must the new business information professional possess?
    3. What do you hope to gain from the conference?
  • Include a current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Submit the above documents, along with your address, telephone number, and email address, in Rich Text Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word by EMAIL no later than Friday, 28 April 2006, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, to: robert.clarke@mcgill.ca
  • The winner will be notified no later than Friday, May 5th.

  • Winners MUST attend the B&F Division's Annual Business meeting in Baltimore.
  • Recipients will write a brief article (approximately 500 words) for publication in the Fall 2006 issue of the Bulletin on their conference experience.
  • Recipients will agree to serve on one of the B&F Committees or Sections, such as the B&F International Relations Committee or the College & University Business Libraries Section, during 2006-07.

About the Award Sponsor:

Internet Securities, Inc. (trading as ISI Emerging Markets), was founded in 1994 and acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. It delivers hard-to-get information on more than 70 emerging markets through its award-winning online Emerging Markets Information Service.

It aggregates and produces unique content including full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from more than 10,500 local and global publications.

ISI Emerging Markets subscribers include top investment banks, corporations, law firms, consultants, investment and insurance companies, universities and libraries, multilateral organizations, and others.

In addition to worldwide headquarters in New York and European headquarters in London, clients are served through 25 offices in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

Category: SLA 2006

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