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SLA Europe: Early Career Conference Awards 2011

SLA Europe announces four opportunities for current European library and information science students and new professionals to win an expenses-paid trip to the 2011 SLA Conference.


SLA Europe is delighted to be offering four 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) to attend the 2011 SLA Conference.  The lucky four will each benefit from an expenses-paid trip to the SLA Conference, to be held in Philadelphia, 12-15 June 2011.

SLA Europe is offering the Awards in partnership with four Divisions of SLA:  Business & Finance, Leadership & Management, Legal, and Pharmaceutical & Health Technology.

The Awards will cover all expenses including Conference registration, hotel accommodation, economy return airfare to Philadelphia, and meals.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2011, and winners will be notified in February.

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

Bethan Ruddock, co-chair of the Early Career Committee said "The Awards are very important to SLA Europe, and the wider SLA, as a way to connect with students and early career professionals.  As a former award-winner, I cannot emphasise enough how valuable this has been for my career.  I am delighted that I now have the chance to work with the SLA Europe board to promote these fantastic opportunities."

Philip Gatzke, one of the 2010 award winners, said "I am happy and grateful that I got the opportunity to attend the SLA Conference 2010, to meet wonderful people and to visit New Orleans. It was an amazing experience. I really can encourage everybody to apply for this award or to attend one of the SLA conferences. It is really worth it!".

About SLA

The Special Libraries Association is a non-profit global organisation for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, the SLA represents over 12000 information professionals in 83 countries, including corporate, academic and government information specialists.

About SLA Europe

SLA Europe provides information professionals in Europe with unique networking and learning opportunities through its newsletter, regular seminars and social events. The group recognises outstanding achievement in the information profession with its annual SLA Europe Information Professional Award (SLA Europe IP).  SLA Europe also engages with new information professionals through its Early Career Conference Awards (ECCA) and the SLA Europe Dissertation Prize programme.

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