ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Student Travel Award applications are
now being requested.

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently inviting
applicants for the Student Travel Award. This year $400 will be awarded
to support and encourage involvement in ARLIS activities by helping to
defray the costs of attending the 2009 ARLIS National Conference in
Indianapolis.

Letters of applications are due by Tuesday, February 17th 2009 and the
winners will be notified by Tuesday, February 24th 2009

Eligibility:
1.)Membership. Applicants must be members in good standing of both
ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter  [Note:  Southern CA
membership forms can be sent along with the award application –
membership is free to students!  For a copy of the chapter’s membership
form see http://arlis-sc.org/09-arlis-sc-memberform.pdf
<http://arlis-sc.org/09-arlis-sc-memberform.pdf>

2.) Financial need. Only applicants who receive partial or no
institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered (We
strongly encourage folks who do not receive full funding to apply).

3) Eligible applicants include students registered in the MLIS program
at UCLA and the MLIS programs at SJSU San Jose/CSU Fullerton.

Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill the
following guidelines:

1.) Are attending the ARLIS National Conference for the first time,
and/or

2.) Are actively participating in the conference in such roles as
speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.

Conditions of the award:

1.) Award winner must commit to attending the Chapter meeting at the
conference.

2.) Award winner must submit a written conference report for publication
in the Chapter newsletter, Canvas. This report will include an account
of the recipient’s personal conference experiences and how the award
contributed to his/her professional development.

To apply for the awards:

Please email or mail a letter of application to Trish Rose-Sandler,
Chair of the Travel Awards Committee by Tuesday, February 17th, briefly
outlining your reasons for attending the conference as well as a short
biographical statement listing employment history, educational
background, professional activities, and how much funding you will be
receiving from your institution (please limit information to a maximum
of 2 pages). Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet
the requirements of conference attendance. The travel awards will be
presented to the winners at the ARLIS/SC Chapter meeting in Indianapolis
(date and place to be determined).

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
TRISH ROSE-SANDLER, GEISEL LIBRARY
9500 GILMAN DR. # 0175k
LA JOLLA CA  92093-0175
858 822-0611
trose@ucsd.edu