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2011 UNYSLA Student Merit Award

The UNYSLA Student Merit Award provides a $100 each year to an LIS student who is active in SLA or their student group. Nominations for the award will be accepted until September 20th.

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Purpose of the Award:   The UNYSLA Student Merit Award seeks to recognize and reward the active participation of student SLA members through their involvement in their Student Group activities.

Eligibility for Nominations:  Any chapter member may nominate a student for the Merit Award.

Eligibility to receive the award:  Any SLA member who is also enrolled in a masters or PhD level library or information studies program.

Award criteria:  Award criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • increased SLA student memberships
  • expanded professional development opportunities both formal and informal; 
  • raised the profile of the SLA Student Group in their own school; on their own campus; or in the professional community; 
  • brought educators and practicing special librarians together; 
  • increased or enhanced the profile of special librarianship and/or the SLA within their academic or broader community.

Nominations will be ranked based upon clearly stated and documented quantitative and qualitative evidence. Be sure to clearly state the category of nomination and address the award criteria listed above.
 
Examples of demonstrated achievement include:

  • Membership promotions
  • Website development 
  • Discussion list management
  • Internships 
  • Mentoring programs 
  • Publications
  • Chapter/Division or Association-level involvement 
  • University or School committee leadership

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