Travel Awards

TRAVEL AWARDS

Two travel awards are sponsored each year by the Southern California chapter:

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Student Travel Award
ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award

The Student Travel Award supports and encourages student involvement in ARLIS/NA activities by helping to defray the costs of attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference. The Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award honors the Chapter’s founder Judith A. Hoffberg (1934–2009).

ELIGIBILITY & CONDITIONS

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Student Travel Award

The student travel award supports and encourages student involvement with ARLIS/NA and the SoCal Chapter, $350 will be granted to the award recipient.

Eligibility:

  1. Membership. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter.
  2. Financial need. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered.
  3. Eligible applicants include students registered in ALA accredited MLIS programs.

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:

Submit a letter of application that briefly outlines your reasons for attending the conference as well as a short biographical statement listing your employment history, educational background, professional activities, and how much funding you may be receiving from your institution (if any). Please limit application letters to two pages and specify in your email for which award you are applying.

Letters of application are due by Friday, December 22, 2017. Recipients will be notified by December 29.

Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance. Please email your letter of application to the ARLIS/NA SoCal Travel Committee chair, Janine Henri at jhenri@library.ucla.edu.

 

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award

This award honors the Chapter’s founder Judith A. Hoffberg (1934-2009), $350 will be granted to the award recipient.

Eligibility:

  1. Membership. Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter.
  2. Financial need. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered.
  3. Eligible applicants can include current board members.

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 some level of conference participation such as workshop attendee, speaker, recorder, hospitality desk volunteer, etc.
  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:

Submit a letter of application that briefly outlines your reasons for attending the conference as well as a short biographical statement listing your employment history, educational background, professional activities, and how much funding you may be receiving from your institution (if any). Please limit application letters to two pages and specify in your email for which award you are applying.

Letters of application are due by Friday, December 22, 2017. Recipients will be notified by December 29.

Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance. Please email your letter of application to the ARLIS/NA SoCal Travel Committee chair, Janine Henri at jhenri@library.ucla.edu.

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