Opportunity to attend ALA Annual Conference!

It's that time of year again! The time of year when we are able to nominate one student to attend the ALA Annual Conference, working a few hours each day for ALA and sharing a hotel room - with the conference paid for! This summer the Annual Conference is held in Las Vegas, June 26-July 1, 2014.  "In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 16 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. During free time, they may attend programs and participate in other conference activities."

(You can look at the ALA site to see where all Annual and Midwinter conference will be held for the next several years: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/ala-upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings. We are not able to support trips to the ALA Midwinter conference; but the next one will be in Philadelphia, if you have the chance to attend! January 24-28, 2014)

We are only able to nominate one student to ALA, to receive this award. If you would like to be considered please send a letter no longer than two pages (shorter is fine!) addressed to Mary Jordan, GSLIS ALA-SC Faculty Advisor. Tell me about your work to support the aims of ALA-SC at Simmons, your reasons for wanting to attend this conference, and how it will impact your professional work.

The guidelines established by the ALA include:
Each student must be a student chapter member;
  • Each student must be a current ALA member and remain an ALA member through the ALA Annual Conference that he or she is nominated to participate in;
  • Each student accepted cannot have previously participated in the program;
  • Yes, students are eligible if they graduate in May immediately before the conference.
The deadline for all email submissions will be Friday, November 22 before 5:00pm Eastern Time.