Call for Student Travel Award Applications

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/NA activities by
helping to defray the costs of attending the 2011 joint VRA + ARLIS/NA
Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Letters of application are due by February 18, 2011 and the winners
will be notified by February 28, 2011.


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]

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, the MLIS programs at SJSU San Jose/CSU
Fullerton, and the MLIS program at California State University
Northridge/University of North Texas.

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

1.            Are attending the ARLIS/NA Annual 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 Canvas, the Chapter newsletter. 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 award:

Please email a letter of application to Teresa Soleau, Chair of the
Travel Awards Committee by February 18, 2011, 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
Minneapolis on Saturday, March 26 2011 (place to be determined).

Teresa Soleau
Digital Library Specialist
Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688