SLA Europe is pleased to offer three opportunities for current European library and information science students and new professionals (those who have been working in the field for less than five years) to attend the 2014 SLA Conference in Vancover.
This year, we are offering ECCA awards jointly with the Academic, Leadership & Management, and Legal Divisions of SLA. As with previous years, the Early Career Conference Awards provide invaluable opportunities for new library and information professionals to develop and establish themselves within their chosen sector.
The Awards allow winners to attend the 2014 SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in Vancouver, Canada, 8 – 10 June 2014 and covers all costs including conference registration, hotel lodging, economy return airfare to Vancouver, and meals and appropriate incidental expenses.
All applications must be received no later than 14 February 2014, 23:59 GMT. Winners and unsuccessful applicants will be notified no later than 31 March 2014.
For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.sla-europe.org/awards/early-career-conference-award/
Previous Award winners thoroughly enjoyed their experience of attending the SLA Conference and their ongoing participation in SLA. Here are just some of the benefits highlighted in their post-conference articles for SLA Europe:
- Gaining a broadened perspective on the many careers a Library and Information Science (LIS) degree offers by attending Conference programme events and meeting seasoned library and information professionals at the Conference
- Learning about many products and services for the LIS market by visiting the stands of exhibitors at the Conference’s accompanying INFO-EXPO.
- Receiving professional recognition from SLA Europe members and the co-sponsoring SLA Divisions. Award winners will be formally acknowledged in Vancouver by the Division co-sponsoring them. They will also be introduced at the International Reception and the First Timers Reception.
- Gaining widespread visibility through international publicity disseminated by SLA, SLA Europe, the co-sponsoring SLA Divisions, and industry sponsors all introducing the ECCA winners to the information community.
- Being able to travel to North America and meet information professionals from all parts of the globe.
- Developing their professional profile and publicity-seeking skills by writing articles for SLA blogs.