Perfect Information and SLA Europe Professional Development Award
The call for applications has been extended until April 5th and winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date.
The PI and SLA Europe Professional Development Award was established in 2014 to assist SLA members in their professional development from and training and presenting point of view. The winner was given opportunity to deliver a workshop at the Perfect Information Conference 2014 and provided with a mentor to guide them through the experience.
The 2014 PI and SLA Europe Professional Development Award winner was Sarah Wolfenden. Sarah delivered a workshop based on the Customer Service Excellence Standard Project and its implementation at Brunel University Library.
PI Conference Award 2015
This year the PIC team and SLA Europe are offering up to two winners with opportunity to host a workshop at the Perfect Information Conference 2015 on a topic of their choice. Winners will be mentored through the workshop creation process with an experienced SLA member to guarantee they are ready for their big debut.
For more information on the PI Conference, please see http://www.perfectinfo.com/events.asp.
The PIC team and SLA Europe are offering up to two lucky winners the opportunity to host a workshop session at the PIC 2015 in Warren Weir, Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton 11-13th May, 2015. This is the ideal opportunity for SLA members to apply to a programme which will not only improve their presenting skills, but also give them the chance to work with a key industry mentor on a topic of their choice and perform in front of some of the industry’s most influential and key players.
The award allows the winner to attend PIC 2015 in Warren Weir, Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton 11-13th May, 2015.
The award is worth £2,000. It covers the full cost of Conference registration, hotel accommodation, meals, and mentor sessions.
All applications must be received no later than Sunday 5th April. Winners and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date.
How to apply:
Applicants should provide (in the body of an email) their name, brief biographical details, and contact information.
Applicants should also attach an application document containing a rough plan for your proposed workshop. The document should contain the following sections (keeping with the word count limits).
OUTLINE A TOPIC WHICH YOU WOULD PROPOSE TO HOLD A WORKSHOP ON AT THE PIC 2015 and EXPLAIN YOUR REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS TOPIC: Maximum 150 words
EXPLAIN WHY YOU FEEL THE AUDIENCE AT THE PIC 2015 WOULD BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING A SESSION BASED ON YOUR TOPIC OF CHOICE: Maximum 250 words
OUTLINE A SAMPLE EXERCISE/TEST/ACTIVITY YOU WOULD INCORPORATE INTO YOUR WORKSHOP and EXPLAIN YOUR REASONING FOR CHOOSING SUCH: Explanation should not exceed 200 words – length of activity/exercise/test is flexible.
All documents should be in English.
To apply, please email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line ‘Application for Professional Development Award 2015′.
Applicants must be:
- Library or information professionals working in the field in the United Kingdom OR students enrolled on a LIS course (undergrad or postgrad) during the 2014-15 academic year.
- Able to communicate in written and spoken English.
- SLA members by the time of the conference
- Able to provide their own travel arrangements to Luton in May 2015.
This is the ideal opportunity to attend the UK’s number one conference for information and knowledge managers.
The winner will:
- Gain a broadened perspective on the many career opportunities in Library and Information Management.
- Receive professional recognition. The award winner will be formally acknowledged at the conference and throughout the programme promotion in the lead up to the conference.
- Develop presentation skills and information industry knowledge
- Develop skills in the compilation of a topical presentation and interactive activity
- Develop their professional profile and publicity-seeking skills by writing articles for SLA blogs.
After the PIC 2015 the award winner will be expected to write two short articles in English on what they learned at the Conference. One article will be geared towards future applicants and one toward the general information industry.
If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Early Career & Awards Committee at