Library & Information Science (LIS) Student Award

This $250 award is designed to encourage LIS students to attend the annual SC/MLA meeting by helping to offset registration and travel costs.  Two awards will be granted per year.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school within the region
  •  Applicants must be a current member of SC/MLA

Application process:

  • A letter of recommendation (on institutional letterhead) from a LIS instructor must accompany application
  • A brief paragraph essay answering the question:  “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the SC/MLA annual meeting?”

Applications may be found here and must be sent to the Chair of the Honors & Awards Committee by the annual deadline.

The Honors & Awards Committee will have the responsibility for deciding whether applicants meet the criteria based on the letter of recommendation received and the answer to the question “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the SC/MLA annual meeting?”  $250 will be awarded to each recipient after the close of the SC/MLA Annual Meeting.  

After the meeting, a brief (250-300 word) report about the meeting will be submitted by the successful applicant(s) and published in the SC/MLA’s newsletter, Southern Expressions.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Chair of the Honors & Awards Committee.

Deadline: By September 1 of each year.

To see past Library & Information Science (LIS) Student Award winners see Honors Awarded the Chapter and Members.