About the Award

The Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) was established in 2007. The purpose of the award is to provide the opportunity for those at the start of their career to attend the SLA Annual Conference, and benefit from the networking opportunities that SLA and SLA Europe provide.

SLA Europe is fully committed to the diversity of its membership and we welcome members of all faiths and nationalities. To the best of our knowledge, European citizens who hold dual nationality with one of the countries affected by the recent travel/immigration restrictions imposed by the US government would not be prevented from attending the conference. If you have any questions or concerns in this regard about applying for the Early Career Conference Award, please contact the Awards Chair at awards@sla-europe.org.

The Awards:

SLA Europe is offering two 2018 awards jointly with Divisions of SLA: Academic Division and  Legal Division.

The Early Career Conference Awards provide invaluable opportunities for new library and information professionals to develop and establish themselves within their chosen sector.

The Award will allow winners to attend the 2018 SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in Baltimore, 11 – 13 June 2018.

Each Award is worth about $4000. It covers the full cost of Conference registration, hotel lodging, economy return airfare to Baltimore, and meals and appropriate incidental expenses.  Award winners  are paired with a mentor from the sponsoring Division. The mentor briefs the award winner before the Conference, gives guidance during the Conference, and maintains a link to the Division following the Conference.

Details about application requirements and the application process can be found on the Guidelines page.

Applications for the 2018 ECCAs are now closed. Applicants will be informed no later than Friday, 24 March 2018.


Contact our Chair of the Early Career & Awards Committee at earlycareers@sla-europe.org, for further information.

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