BRASS Thomson Financial Student
Thomson Financial Student Travel Award would like to encourage library school
student’s to apply for this year’s award to travel to the American Libraries
Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Anaheim, CA June 26-July
2, 2008. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
recipient shall have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a business
reference librarian and the potential to be a leader in the profession. This
may be demonstrated by: course work, internship, practicum, jobs, special
projects, publications and related activities.
recipient should be a student in an ALA
accredited library school.
recipient has not been awarded a previous or concurrent ALA sponsored travel award.
must be willing to participate in BRASS activities at the ALA Conference for
which the award has been made and write a short statement following the
conference on his or her experience to be published in RUSA Update.
Nomination of Candidates
nominations are to be made in writing via email to the Chair of the committee,
(Tina.Adams@nau.edu). The applicants will be evaluated by the BRASS committee
on the basis of their written applications, references, academic merit, and
potential for leadership in the profession, stating in detail the contributions
of the individual. Applications are due to the Chair by December 1 or the due date as specified of other ALA awards that year.
Applicants must submit a
written application for the award stating their academic and professional
achievements and reasons for choosing business librarianship as a profession
along with an academic transcript and three letters of reference
Presentation of the Award
Formal announcement and
presentation of the award shall be made at the BRASS membership meeting at each
ALA Annual Conference.
Form and/or Type of Award
award of $1,000 for travel expenses incurred at the ALA Annual Conference which
would include a one-year membership to ALA/RUSA/BRASS if the recipient is not
already a member.
recipient of the award will be formally invited by the Chair of BRASS to attend
BRASS Executive Committee meetings and other BRASS activities.
SEND NOMINATIONS TO:PO Box 6022
Tina M. Adams
Chair, BRASS Thomson Financial Student Travel Award Committee
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011