Applications for new professionals to attend this year’s SLA Conference in Phoenix are due in by Friday 17th February.

Phoenix Convention Center By Visitor7 via Wikimedia Commons

SLA Europe is pleased to offer two 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 since qualification) to attend the 2017 SLA Conference, all expenses paid.

You can apply for awards from either the Academic Division and Legal Division of SLA. These Early Career Conference Awards provide valuable opportunities for new professionals in LIS to develop and establish themselves within their chosen sector.

The Awards allow winners to attend the 2017 SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in Phoenix, USA, 18 – 20 June 2017 and cover all expenses including conference registration, hotel accommodation, economy return airfare to Phoenix, and meals.

The deadline for applications is 17th February 2017 and winners will be notified in March 2017.

For more details on the award, and how to apply, please visit:

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 options in libraries and information by attending Conference programme events and meeting seasoned information professionals at the Conference

•      Receiving professional recognition from SLA Europe members and the co-sponsoring SLA Divisions.

•      Being able to travel to the United States and meet information professionals from all parts of the globe.


If you have any questions, please contact the Early Career & Awards Chair at or the SLA Europe President at

About SLA Europe:

SLA Europe provides information professionals in Europe with unique networking and learning opportunities through its blog, and regular seminars and social events. The group recognises outstanding achievement in the information profession with annual awards. SLA Europe also engages with young information professionals through its Early Career Conference Awards (ECCA)

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