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Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted until March 29, 2018 for this year’s Upstate New York SLA Student Merit Award. Any member of the Chapter may make a nomination. The Upstate New York Student Merit Award seeks to recognize and reward the active participation of student SLA members through involvement and leadership in Student Group activities. Awardees will receive $100, free registration to an upcoming UNYSLA meeting and a certificate of appreciation at the Spring 2018 meeting.

Eligibility: Nominees must be a SLA student member enrolled in a masters or PhD level library or information studies program and must show evidence of at least one of the following as a student member of SLA:
- Increasing SLA student involvement and memberships
- Expanding professional development opportunities both formal and informal
- Raising or expanding the profile of the SLA Student Group within their own school, on campus, or within the professional community
- Bringing educators and practicing special librarians together

The best nominations give documented quantitative and qualitative evidence of either participation, professional development, Student Group growth and promotion, and/or networking activities. Examples of relevant activities include:
- Outreach: membership promotions; web site development; library tours
- Leadership: mentoring programs, strategic planning, campus or association involvement
- Programming: library tours, speakers, meetings, workshops, seminars, colloquia
- Scholarship and Creative Activities: grant support, publications

Previous winners and more details about UNYSLA awards can be found on our Awards page.
To learn more about the Spring 2018 meeting, go to our UNYSLA Events page.

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