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 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 awards in 2020 jointly with the SLA Legal Division and SLA Science and Technology 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 the winner to attend the 2020 SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in Charlotte, 7 – 9 June 2020.

The Award is worth about $4000. It covers the full cost of Conference registration, hotel lodging, economy return airfare to Charlotte, 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.

The deadline for applications to be received is Thursday, 5 March 2020, 23:59 GMT. Applicants will be informed no later than 31st March 2020.


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

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