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Award Nominations

Nomination form: Nominations are now being accepted until April 14, 2017 for this year’s Upstate New York Student Merit Award. Any member of the Chapter may make a nomination. The Upstate New York Student Merit Award seeks to recognize and reward the active participation of student SLA members through involvement and leadership in Student Group activities. Awardees will receive $100, free registration for an upcoming program and a certificate of appreciation at the Spring 2017 meeting.

Eligibility: Nominees must be a SLA student member enrolled in a masters or PhD level library or information studies program and must show evidence of at least one of the following as a student member of SLA:

  • Increasing SLA student involvement and memberships;
  • Expanding professional development opportunities both formal and informal;
  • Raising or expanding the profile of the SLA Student Group within their own school, on campus, or within the professional community;
  • Bringing educators and practicing special librarians together.

The best nominations give documented quantitative and qualitative evidence of either participation, professional development, Student Group growth and promotion, and/or networking activities. Examples of relevant activities include:

  • Outreach: membership promotions; web site development; library tours
  • Leadership: mentoring programs, strategic planning, campus or association involvement
  • Programming: library tours, speakers, meetings, workshops, seminars, colloquia
  • Scholarship and Creative Activities: grant support, publications

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